A friend told me today about the newest technology, Reading Reimagined, an app that will cause avid readers like you and I squirm in delight. Of course, I had to write a quick post on it, so here are the quick and dirty details of this new technology for book worms (and let’s just say it will make my challenge of reading fifty books in a year easy as pie).
What is it?
Spritz Inc. is a company based out of Boston who started up by focusing on text streaming technology and figuring how to integrate it into modern communication platforms. They created an app using this technology.
What does this mean?
The Spritz app, Reading Reimagined, will enable you to read faster with comprehension. Essentially, you’ll be able to read a smaller novel in 90 minutes, and something comparable to the size of War And Peace, in 10 hours.
For example, on average, people read about 250 words a minute; a quick reader will read 300. With the app, readers will be able to read 600 words per minute. Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?
How does it work?
Spritz uses their new method of technology that places the text of a book (or email, or anything, really) in a single spot, changing it quickly; rotating through words. Research shows that when your eyes grip onto a single spot, your brain has a much better chance of mentally processing the word.
I find visuals always help. Click here for a demonstration on the Today Show. (Not a Carson Daly fan, but that’s neither here nor there).
Buzzfeed posted about it as well using some GIFs that help display how the app works. To check it out, click here.
Where can I find out more?
Check out their site here.
What do you think? Spritz doesn’t have the app available for e-readers like Kindle or Kobo yet, but do you think this will take off? Is this a glimpse into our future? Is this how our children will study in school, and be able to absorb so much more information? Is this how we’ll be reading emails at work in five years?
Feel free to chime in below.
I heard about this on the radio this morning.
I’m not sure how good an idea this is. Reading a book at twice the speed might mean missing out in the emotions of it. But I’d have to try it first