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Is predictive text robbing us of our ability to write?

In China they call it character amnesia - being unable to recall how to write a phrase because you're so used to autocomplete software. Now it is on four billion phones, and children type before they write, will we still be able to put pen to paper?

5 Jan 2017 - 12:53PM

In China they call it character amnesia - being unable to recall how to write a phrase because you're so used to autocomplete software. Now it is on four billion phones, and children type before they write, will we still be able to put pen to paper?

Is predictive text robbing us of our ability to write?