If you are a reader you may have at one point in time realized that for as much time as you can devote to reading, there will be so many books in the world that you will never get the chance and pleasure of reading because there simply is not enough time. Even if you read for every single minute of the rest of your life, you would still have a to be read reading pile that reaches to infinity.
It’s a sad thought to know how many good books exist out there, or will exist one day and no matter how hard you try you will not be able to read all of them. There are simply too many books and so little time to read them.
So us readers put this thought at the very back of our minds (because it is just too depressing) and push on through our reading lists attempting to bring that to be read pile down to nothing. A never-ending task but each book finished brings us closer to the ultimate goal of enjoying as many books as possible in our lifetime as we possibly can.
But for those who still stress (and believe me sometime I do) about getting through as many books as they can, there is a new technology developed by “Spritz” that allows you to speed read. Here’s the link to the Spritz webpage. http://www.spritzinc.com/ Here you can find more information about the technology the basis behind the development.
“Traditional reading involves publishing text in lines and moving your eyes sequentially from word to word. For each word, the eye seeks a certain point within the word, which we call the “Optimal Recognition Point” or ORP. After your eyes find the ORP, your brain starts to process the meaning of the word that you’re viewing. With each new word, your eyes move, called a “saccade”, and then your eyes seek out the ORP for that word. Once the ORP is found, processing the word for meaning and context occurs and your eyes move to the next word. When your eyes encounter punctuation within and between sentences, your brain is prompted to assemble all of the words that you have read and processes them into a coherent thought.
When reading, only around 20% of your time is spent processing content. The remaining 80% is spent physically moving your eyes from word to word and scanning for the next ORP. With Spritz we help you get all that time back.” http://www.spritzinc.com/the-science/
These clips allow you to try the app at different levels of speed.
This is the app at 250 words per minute:
If you can handle that try this level at 350 words per minute:
Now you’re getting confident so try the final stage of 500 words per minute:
Ok so maybe you’re trying so hard that you can’t remember a single thing you read, and you didn’t feel one ounce of enjoyment. I agree with what you’re thinking, “This takes the fun out of reading, I want to enjoy books at my own pace, I want to take my time and fully take in what I’m reading.” “Yes!” to all of those points. But what if you got use to this app, what if it became the normal way of reading, what if it allowed you to double or triple the amount of books you could read in your life time? Wouldn’t you then consider it?
So maybe over all this app isn’t for me or you, but who’s wishing they could go back to highschool, or college and do all their reading this way? Hmmm….