Hyper Speed-Reading!

Think you’re a speed-reader? There’s a new piece of technology that will allow you to up your game and allow others to catch up.

Samsung is about to release a new app that will let you read a book in under 90 minutes.

How does it work? The app allows text to simply flash rapidly on the screen. According to the article, “our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word.”

Very efficient, if your heart can take it.

But what do you think? Do you think that this app would ruin the overall reading experience by rushing you through a book? Or will this enhance the reading experience by allowing you to absorb information faster?

See you out there!

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Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is a novelist, screenplay writer, and social media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.


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2 thoughts on “Hyper Speed-Reading!”

  1. I think hyper-reading would be a fabulous app if it actually works. I think it would help University students or anyone that has to get through tons of material to pass courses or review material such as residents trying to study as well as work. The question remains would it take away from the ‘pleasure’ of reading. I think the app is designed for getting through material quickly so one would have to ask the person using it ‘Why is there a need to go through the material quickly?’ and if it is for the ‘pleasure’ of reading than that may not be the way everyone perceives how they would consider it to be ‘pleasurable’. I for-one consider the app useful in terms of cutting down the time it takes to go through large amounts of material. I would never use it to unwind and read a book.-Kathleen Boucher-author “A Simple Idea to Empower Kids-based on the power of love, choice and belief”

    1. Yes, post-secondary students would definitely benefit from this tool. It got me thinking about younger children as well, and how I’d hate for youngsters to use it instead of sharing an actual book with their mom or dad.

      I also wonder about the long-term effects of this kind of app on the user’s brain.

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