How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
reading their FAQ is rather entertaining:
Hehehehehehe! Do you know what Spritz means in German? ROFL! LMAO!
One of our founders is from Munich, so yes, we know. We bet you won’t forget it though, will you?
Who can spritz?
Everyone. DISCLAIMER: Ok, I guess technically not everyone. But… If you can read this you can spritz. We extend our apologies to babies, people who do not possess the ability to raise their eyelids, people who live in caves, people without digital devices of any kind, people who have had their digital devices taken away and been put in “time out” by mom and dad, sleeping people, zombies, cartoon characters, scuba divers, people without heartbeats (i.e. dead people) and, for some unknown reason, the entire population of tiny Craig, Colorado. Just kidding, that’s my home town and if I can spritz I’m sure they can too.
How long can I spritz in one session?
Internally, we’ve tested to about 2 hours straight with no breaks. Then our tester had to pee. If you have a large bladder and would like to take a shot at the record, by all means, go for it and let us know the results.
Here is to get you to stop saying every word in your head as you read it: Try lightly humming to yourself while you are spritzing. Not too loud, mind you. That would be weird.
Will spritzing burn my retinas, cause me to have a lazy eye or burn down my childhood home when I’m not looking?
Of course not. Just look at these shots of our pets after the ‘animal testing’ segment of our research. I present Test Subject #1 and #2:
So… is Spritz a noun, a verb, an adjective or what?
Now you’ve done it… Don’t spritz me you spritzin’ spritzer!
Can I write about you guys?
Yes, only good stuff though. Everything else hurts our feelings and we are the sensitive type.