"Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northrup. I dedicate this award to all people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today."
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.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
My immediate concern is that we have gotten so lazy that we can’t even move our eyes from side to side anymore and that’s a little bit troubling.
But I started thinking about the amount of reading I have to do for classes (about a novel and a half a week, on average, plus 25-50 pages of textbook readings two or three times a week for multiple classes) and how hard it is for me to fit that into each day— between working part-time, running and participating in clubs, making sure I eat and sleep enough.This actually might come in handy. If I could read textbooks this way and get them done quicker, my stress levels would probably drop so much because I’d have so much more time to get everything else done.
Interesting stuff. I’m still a little conflicted, but I think I like the idea.
"And perhaps, those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women at the center are niche experience, they are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people."
- Cate Blanchett accepting her award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards (via victoriafication)