What, exactly, is useful about memorizing facts, in a world where any fact you want is at your fingertips on demand?
When you're talking to someone in a professional setting, saying "hang on, I'll just check up on that" multiple times is a very good way to encourage them to leave and not participate in an exchange of goods or services.
When I go to fast food restaurants, I would like cashiers to be able to instantly tell me the answer to allergy questions (e.g. are your chips fried in peanut oil).
If I'm presenting to biologists about a differential expression analysis on samples they've been working on, I need to be able to tell them what a particular statistic means so that they can better understand the results.