Recently I have discovered websites that allow faster playback speed for video lectures — up to two times normal speed. I now use it constantly! I will even speed up native New York Speakers to 1.25 or 1.50. But my usual playback speed is now 2x because it saves me much time in learning and otherwise, I get bored. I love it. I wish I could have sped up my college teachers the same way. But will this play back option cause a problem for me?
I have always been impatient with most other peoples’ slow presentations, and often joke saying, “Would you please pick up your baud rate.”
Obnoxious, aren’t I? Well, I’ve gotten a little better at not saying that, but just when I have started to tame this nerdy-social-defect, out comes Playback Speed options. Now I am speeding up lecture videos all the time to make the listening more tolerable, and I worry if it will flame my impatience with slow thinkers and slow speakers. Will I embarrass myself as these listeners see my eyes searching their body for a “2x button”? Seriously, will high playback speeds negatively affect society like violent video games and fast cut rates (within and between scenes) in movies?
Question to Readers: Your thoughts?