“Other forms of media have already embraced faster playback speed. YouTube lets viewers watch clips at up to 2 times the normal rate, as does Apple’s podcast app.” Bloomberg: Netflix Experiment Lets You Watch Movies at 1.5 Times the Speed. (Modern media companies want to consume more than all of your time.)

+ The other benefit? The more you watch, the more they know. NYT: They Know What You Watched Last Night. (I live in power-less Norcal. Last night, I watched candles flickering and my kids slowly devolve into especially aggro characters from Lord of the Flies.)