Is Faster Always Better in the Digital Future?
Faster Faster Faster!
It’s always better than slow, right? More economical, more efficient, more productive. Surely you don’t want to be labeled as SLOW–a term we associate with dull, stupid or lazy.
So don’t be a dull, stupid, lazy slow reader. Right?
Meh. There is a time and place for being a faster reader than I am, that’s for sure. And in some of the copyediting I was doing this time last year, a lot of that text was about improving memory, retention and reading speed. And I do read a little faster now, just from being made to think about my sluggish rescanning of phrase, lines or even paragraphs.
But do I–or do you–want to read at 1000 words a minute? With reading tools like SPRITZ, that seems like a possibility.
What I would be interested in knowing is how the comprehension and recall rate changes for every 100 word increase in speed, say, after a person has been “spritzing” text documents for a month or two.
At any rate, get ready. As devices get smaller and their view space gets tiny tiny, a single word will be the serving size. It will be coming fast, and faster, and faster still as our demands for rapid consumption increases. We will drink fast and faster from the firehose of information to come.
Let’s just hope we can swallow it all.
Give spritz a test. What is your current reading speed? Can you double it and enjoy what you read? Can you remember what you just saw zooming one word at a time though your brain like a machine gun of verbs and adjectives?
- Speed reading app Spritz wants to change the way we read
- Spritz’s speed-reading tech shows up to 1,000 words a minute, makes its debut on Samsung devices
- The “Brain App” That’s Better Than Spritz | LinkedIn