Have you heard of speed reading? Me neither. At least not before a startup called Spritz raised 3.5 Millions in seed money to develop an API that supposedly allows a user to read 1,000 words per minute. The concept of speed reading is simple: slice a text into individual short segments, like a word or two, and flash these segments very quickly. The reader’s eyes do not have to move at all during the process, sparing the time we normally need to skim a page.