This reading program speeds up your reading rate by eliminating the need to move your eyes across the page and allows your eyes to focus on a single spot.
The average reading rate is estimated to be somewhere around 250 words per minute. See how fast you can speed your reading rate up while still comprehending the content.
For more info on the origins and how it works, search Google for Spritzlet or 'rapid serial visual presentation'
My own observations are that this helps with speed reading rates for shorter lengths of content (say, five minutes worth of reading), but beyond that, it becomes more difficult and fatigue from the pace begins to set in.
I can read it at 1000 but can't really take in the whole sentence and connect the words together lol
@CodingCactus @fuzzyastrocat, Apparently one of the hurdles for this type of reading is turning off your 'internal voice'; the sound of your voice saying the words in your mind as you read. If you can stop voicing the words in your head, you can read much faster and still comprehend the content. Maybe the result of that is not grasping the words, but still understanding the content.
This is really cool. Looks like the time for each word is based on the word length -- could you set a minimum speed? Words like "I" get skipped over so fast it's hard to notice them.
@LD1 The code is written to give each word the same duration of time, unless you pick the punctuation pause option. I have noticed that during high traffic times on Replit, the program experiences delays in the cadence of the word speeds, possibly on the longer words. It does not do that when I run it on a local machine.