Forefront of the Technology Industry
Hi, my name is Alex Daley.
For the past 20 years, I've been at the forefront of the technology industry, a path that's put me on a first-name basis with individuals like Ray Ozzie (Microsoft's chief software architect from 2005 to 2010), Mark Zuckerberg, major venture capitalists, Fields Medal-winning mathematicians, and Nobel Prize honorees.
I've also spent years working alongside Bill Gates as a member of his elite research and development (R&D) team. My job was to find "breakthrough" ideas.
As a result, I've been fortunate to be a part of some of the biggest technology breakthroughs of the last decade, including smartphone apps, Facebook, MySpace, self-driving cars, augmented-reality displays, facial-recognition software, and much more.
But the technology I'm going to tell you about today promises to be bigger than anything I've worked on or witnessed in my lifetime. I believe it's going to be so big, life-altering, and so potentially lucrative, that I'm preparing to invest a substantial chunk of my own money in it.
As you'll see, I'm a particularly cautious investor and only put my money into BIG ideas that can literally change entire industries. Over the past two years, for example, I've been heavily investing in a group of companies developing new types of cancer treatments that will undoubtedly change the way doctors treat the disease. Since then, I've made total gains of more than 400% on this single idea.
But this is the power of understanding not only the logistics of an investment but the timing of the market and knowing when an opportunity will turn into an economic benefit.
Which brings me back to the topic at hand…
Today I'm going to tell you about a technology that is very similar to the personal computer and the Internet in that it will greatly benefit consumers and businesses as well as make early investors a magnitude of wealth. Specifically, this technology will radically alter the way we share ideas and purchase everyday goods and likely solve one of the biggest health crises in America along the way.
When I explain what this technology is, you may have a hard time believing it exists…
But just as 50 years ago no one believed people would be sitting at computers sharing information over a global digital web, no one thought this technology would be possible just 10 years ago…
So if you missed out on Google, Apple, or any company that is revolutionizing the way people communicate and do business, this is your opportunity. As you'll see, breakthroughs like these occur once in a lifetime.
The Greatest Technology Opportunity
of the 21st Century
In the simplest terms, the technology I'm describing is known as replication.
Replication technology, in essence, provides the ability for virtually anyone to create exact copies of nearly any object, built from the ground up in minutes using a simple and affordable new type of machine that connects to a computer.
The technology's power lies in what technologists refer to as its extensibility. You see, this single, simple machine can do what just a few years ago took hundreds of machines costing millions of dollars each to accomplish. From producing on-demand tools and household items to cloning airplanes, cars, entire buildings, and even human body parts – replication technology, like the computer, has unlimited applications.
And thanks to rapid increases in computational power, as described in Moore's Law, the speed and efficiency of this technology is only going to get greater. In the very near future, you'll be able to "conjure up" pretty much any simple object in the privacy of your own home. Need a new part for the sink? Forget Home Depot. A nice centerpiece for the table? No need to go to Ikea. A new sign for your business? No expensive custom carving. Simply replicate it. The economics of everyday things are about to change forever.
It sounds far-fetched, I know. But just to give you an idea of how far this technology has come in recent years, Deloitte – one of the world's largest audit and consulting firms – just did a major piece on this breakthrough. In short, they predict that replication devices will "become a viable segment in several markets including the $22 billion global power tools market and is expected to experience considerable growth."
And still, this same technology, in the hands of professionals, has far more amazing potential. Only in its infancy, replication technology is ALREADY being used to make copies of human tissues and organs…
What Would You Pay for a Healthy New Organ?
I would like to tell you the story of a man named Luke Masella.
Luke was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that paralyzed his bladder. By the time he was 10 years old, his kidneys were failing. Toxins were building in his blood, and he had lost 25% of his body weight. Luke needed a new bladder.
The conventional treatment for Luke would have been to excise a portion of his intestine and try to kludge it into a bladder – a risky and dangerous procedure that would result in complications for the rest of his life.
However, Luke and his parents consulted Dr. Anthony Atala, a pioneer in regenerative medicine at the Children's Hospital in Boston, who instead grew Luke a new bladder using his own blood cells. In other words, he made an exact replica of Luke's bladder.
Today, Luke is a healthy 22-year-old college student with hardly a care in the world.
Think about that for a moment… The overwhelming majority of Americans haven't heard but a whisper about this miraculous new technology, yet it's already being put to use in incredible ways that are changing people's lives forever.
Thanks to replication technology, doctors and scientists will soon be able to literally build you a new heart, liver, lung, windpipe, artery, urethra… even a new jawbone if you need one.
Earlier this year, for example, Professor Jules Poukens, a facial surgeon in the Netherlands, replaced the lower jawbone of an 83-year-old woman who needed a fast replacement to fit her nerves and muscles. The following day, the woman was able to speak and swallow normally again. As Poukens says, "We can replace bones and even make them stronger than the original. There are no limits to what this technology can do."
Never before in history have we had the ability to literally create replaceable body parts and organs without having to borrow them from someone else. But thanks to replication technology, this is not only possible but is now a reality that is about to solve one of the biggest health crises in America.
Jeffrey DeGrange, who was recently listed as one of the top 25 most influential people in the world in rapid product development and manufacturing, put it this way: "Developing artificial organs is the most talked-about possibility of this emerging technology."
And this is only a glimpse of the kinds of social and geopolitical implications of replication technology.
In fact, it's a pretty safe bet that this technology's significance will fall somewhere between the invention of Twitter and the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, with my bet firmly placed on the latter.
But don't just take my word for it…
Fellow technologists like MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld say this technology is "every bit as important as the invention of the personal computer." Digital strategist Steve Sammartino goes so far as to say it will bring about a revolution that falls into the "bigger than the Internet" category. And Business Insider reports that this technology will be "the next trillion-dollar industry."
And, remarkably, despite its incredible potential, today there is just as massive an opportunity for individual investors to still profit from the birth of an entirely new industry in their lifetime. Those with the foresight to invest in the companies at the forefront of this new industry will reap the benefits of an explosion in demand over the years and decades to come. Replication technology will change our world forever and has the potential to change your life too.
I have created this presentation to show you precisely how to stake your claim in the next industrial revolution, before this technology makes its way into every home and business in America and drastically alters the lives of billions of people around the world.
The Science of Replication
Imagine for a moment that you had the ability to create, or replicate, any object you wanted, with just the click of a button on your computer.
For example, let's say you want to create a new dashboard for your car, a pair of neon-green tennis shoes custom-built for your feet, or maybe a set of designer glass frames that usually retail for over $500 but, you and I know, only contain $0.75 worth of plastic and metal. Normally, you would have to special order these items online or go to a store and buy them. Either way, you'd likely pay a fortune – that's because you are paying for rent, employees, time, shelf space in a warehouse, and much more when you buy anything today. It's woefully inefficient.
But what if I told you that you can now just go on the Internet, download a file, hit a button on your computer, and retrieve these same objects from a machine connected to your computer… without having to pay anywhere near the retail price for any of them.
I know this is hard to believe. Lots of very smart and very successful people have a hard time believing it as well:
Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard admits, "The mind has a hard time getting around this idea."
Even Richard Branson, a billionaire and head of the Virgin empire, agrees: "The investing public remains generally clueless to [this technology's] potential."
Meanwhile big institutions, both public and private, have seen the potential for a while now… The US government is backing replication technology, specifically the US Air Force, NASA, and the US Department of Defense… as well as academia. Cornell, Wake Forest, Stanford, and MIT have all dedicated resources to its advancement.
Replication technology is also seeing rapid transference to the private sector. Citroën, Renault, Airbus, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Mercedes, Honda, Philips, Apple, GE, Nokia, Motorola, and even Google are some of the companies now using it.
Just to give you an idea of this technology's disruptive potential, it has already been used to create everything from solid-state batteries, eyeglass frames, engine parts, skateboards, toys, a house in California, titanium medical implants… to foods that even the world's best chefs would have a tough time replicating, electrode-driven devices, motion-detection security for personal diaries, shoes, jewelry, 100-mph unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and much, much more.
German auto giant BMW, for instance, uses replication machines to build new car parts and, according to The Economic Times, is "saving 58% in costs and 92% in time."
Motorcycle maker Ducati has similarly cut 70% from its development time of racing engines by utilizing replication technology.
Even the premium-coffee arm of Swiss chocolate maker Nestlé, Nespresso, has been using this technology to create new models of its coffee machine systems. As Nestlé engineer Christian Jarisch comments, "Our creativity has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to this technology."
Until recently, replication machines have been priced at up to $1 million apiece.
But now, thanks to rapid advances in this technology, these machines are cheap enough to be bought and used by pretty much anyone in a developed economy.
As digital strategist Steve Sammartino recently wrote:
"With price no longer a barrier, the only missing link before [this technology] invades every home with an internet connection… is mass pop culture awareness. And that is coming in 2012."
So how does replication technology work?
Well, as I mentioned earlier, it is the science of forming solid objects by using a specialized machine that connects to your computer and disperses thin layers of ultraviolet-curable material, one on top of the other, until a fully formed object emerges.
I know that sounds impossible, but the idea for replication technology actually started in 1986 at a manufacturing plant in Valencia, California.
At the time, one of the firm's engineers invented a machine that could scan an object and then make a clone or replica of that object out of plastic. He even wrote computer software to orchestrate the process, so that anyone could utilize the technology.
Today, replication machines are being produced en masse and can now create objects using dozens of different materials including wood, glass, rubber, steel, concrete, and plastic.
For just one instance, consider the aviation industry…
Every year, the US government spends billions of dollars on the construction of military and commercial aircraft. The Navy estimates that the cost to build the new Gerald Ford aircraft carrier, for example, will be around $15 billion.
But one of the military's fastest-growing developments is unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. The Raven, for example, is a 4.2-pound UAV used by thousands in the US military. Each plane costs $35,000, and the total system costs about $250,000. Replication technology has the potential to eliminate most of these costs and has already cut down production time significantly. Engineers at the University of Southampton have successfully designed and created an entire UAV aircraft in a matter of minutes. Can you imagine that? Creating an entire aircraft in the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee.
That's why this technology is being used by America's largest defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin, which is now using it to replicate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military.
Just imagine the value this technology will have to a Boeing or Airbus, companies in the business of making airplanes. We're talking about the ability to produce an entire line of aircraft in a fraction of the time. It's no surprise these firms have already invested billions in replication technology.
Again, I know you may still have a hard time believing this technology actually exists.
But as I'll show you, it is not only real, but as a recent article in The Economist states,"[It] is likely to disrupt every field it touches."
So if this technology is so amazing, then why don't you know about it yet?
That's because it's been used almost exclusively by the US government and the kinds of global corporations with the capital to use it.
However, as I said, this technology is now affordable to pretty much anyone in a developed country and will soon make its way into millions of households and offices across America.
And that's not just my opinion.
David Rowan, editor of Wired magazine, recently wrote, "This technology is expected to hit the public in a big way and affect every facet of life." Francine Kopun of Business Report similarly writes: "To anyone outside the industry, these [machines] are magic. And that magic is on the cusp of being available to everyone."
And Christopher Barnatt, a futurist and professor at the Nottingham University Business School, similarly adds: "[This technology] is likely to play some part in all of our futures."
A Replicator in Every Home
You see, like any new breakthrough technology, high cost is always the single biggest obstacle to mass-market penetration. When personal computers arrived in the early 1980s, for example, they cost up to $10,000 each… a price few people could afford, especially at the time.
Today, you can buy a new Dell laptop for $400, a price affordable to most Americans… which is why the vast majority of US households now have a computer.
The point is, as technology advances, costs go down and demand goes up.
Until now, replication machines were just too expensive to be bought by private consumers. As a result, the technology has been used only by the government and big corporations.
But with sales of these machines rising quickly, prices are dropping furiously.
In fact, a select group of firms are now designing replication machines for around $1,200 each.
The goal, of course, like the Model T and the personal computer, is to eventually have a replication machine in every business and home in America.
With demand skyrocketing and prices dropping every day, this is not only possible but highly probable in the foreseeable future.
As columnist Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry of Business Insider states: "A [replication device] in every home is only as far-fetched as a 'computer in every home' was in 1975."
Just to give you an idea of how quickly this technology is being adopted… look at this bar chart indicating global sales of personal "replication devices" since 2007…
As you can see, sales of personal replication devices have increased by more than 300% just in the past two years.
And in the industrial world, sales are projected to reach $3.7 billion by 2015, up from just $1.7 billion in 2011, according to consulting firm Wohlers Associates. That's a 117% sales increase.
I honestly don't know of any other type of product or service that has seen this kind of rapid growth over such a short period of time.
But the truth is, this technology will soon change the way we interact, do business, and purchase our everyday goods. Even the US government's Strategic Foresight Initiative has gone on record saying that this is "a revolutionary emerging technology that could upend the last two centuries of approaches to design and manufacturing with profound geopolitical, economic, social, demographic, environmental, and security implications."
A car, for example, will soon be produced in one process instead of using thousands of parts. Designs, not products, will move around the world as digital files to be printed anywhere by anyone. And companies will no longer need to build up massive inventories of goods or spare parts. Instead, products will be printed on demand and customized for consumers.
Most importantly, the emergence of replication technology could de-globalize America's manufacturing operations, bring jobs back home, and bring about a resurgence in US innovation and design.
As Jeff Kowalski, vice president and chief technology officer at design technology firm Autodesk, puts it:
"When you take a look at the access that was granted to everybody on the planet by computers, we're going to see that same thing happening now in the material world. Everybody is going to have the means of imagining, designing, and creating things in the real world. Manufacturing is going to be more localized. The U.S. could see self-sufficiency and a self-sustaining future."
Replication technology has the promise to turn manufacturing into knowledge work. To turn the building of things into a wholly creative pursuit, with millions of minds from around the globe swapping, sharing, and improving upon each other's designs.
At this point, you're probably asking yourself, Why now? Why invest in this technology today as opposed to tomorrow? What are the financial implications? After all, it's going to be at least several years before Americans are creating stuff with their own machines in their own homes, right?
Well, here's the thing about investing in new technologies that almost no one understands… it's the secret of getting rich with great new developments, while most people never make a dime on these types of things…
A Secret I Learned at Microsoft
As I mentioned earlier in the presentation, I've spent years working for one of the largest technology companies in America. And during my time there, I discovered the most valuable wealth secret of my life…
This secret is academic in nature but has proven time and again to be one of the most valuable tools for determining which disruptive technologies to invest in and when.You see, whenever a disruptive technology hits the market, it goes through what is known as a "technology adoption lifecycle." Take a look at this lifecycle.
It represents the acceptance of a new product or innovation by the public. You may have seen this image before. It has become a standard economic "bell curve" model in MBA programs and is the subject of several best-selling books.
The model itself is relatively easy to understand.
When a new technology arrives on the market, the first group of people to use it are called innovators. They make up about 2.5% of the consumer population and are defined as well-educated, risk-oriented individuals who are willing to pay a lot of money for a new technology, even if it's flawed.
Typically, these folks tend to be the tech savvy, wealthy, young, and have an entrepreneurial spirit.
If a technology appeals to this group, then it moves on to the early-adopter market – a larger demographic representing about 13% of the population. These folks share all the qualities of innovators but are only willing to purchase a new technology if it serves a purpose. They often tend to be CEOs and small-business owners who are looking for an edge in their respective markets.
After a product penetrates the early-adopters group, it then moves on to the early- and late-majority markets, each of which represents about 34% of the population.
Finally, after a technology reaches the majority of the targeted population, it moves onward along the curve towards the laggard segment of the population. These are people who are typically older, conservative, and reluctant to change. They will only buy a technology if they absolutely have to.
Why should you know about these various segments? Because when it comes to investing in a certain technology, there is a phase in this cycle that is crucial to making money in this sector of the market.
It is known as the chasm. The chasm is a wide gap that exists between the early-adopter market and the early-majority market. The name comes from the fact that many technologies get pulled into the market by enthusiasts but later fail to get wider adoption and end up falling into this abyss.
Here's an illustration to better show you where the chasm lies…
In short, the chasm is the most difficult part of the technology adoption lifecycle to overcome. It separates those technologies that end up being widely accepted by the mainstream public from those that end up as fads. For example:
Remember the Sony MiniDisc? Introduced in 1992, the MiniDisc was regarded as a superior product to both the audio tape and CD. It was smaller, the plastic cartridge was tougher, and it didn't skip when joggled. Unfortunately, CD-Rs and MP3s arrived at around the same time. And once the iPod was released, MiniDisc technology fell into the chasm, never to be seen again.
Surprisingly, this sort of thing happens more often than not. A new technology hits the market, is hyped up by enthusiasts, bought by trendsetters and technologists, but ultimately never crosses the chasm to reach the mainstream public.
One of the greatest secrets I've learned is that from an investment standpoint, the ideal time to buy into a technology is when it is just about to cross the chasm.Consider the personal computer (PC)…
When PCs first arrived in the late 1970s, they were primarily bought by innovators and tech enthusiasts who could afford them. But everyone else paid little attention. Even Ken Olsen, founder of minicomputer company DEC, said at the time: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
By the 1980s, PCs were being marketed to the early-adopter market as costs were going down and the benefits of owning a computer were becoming more obvious to the consumer. Then, after the emergence of the Internet and Windows 95, PCs had successful crossed the chasm, as 32% of Americans now owned a computer.
Over the next few years, PC manufacturers saw their stocks explode in value as PC technology penetrated the early- and late-majority segments of the market...
From 1995 to 2000, just as PCs were crossing the chasm, Intel's (INTC) stock went up 1,775%… and Dell Inc. (DELL) saw an incredible 8,337% rise.
A $10,000 stake in each company would have made you well over a million dollars.
Again, the key to getting rich in this sector is to invest in a technology as it crosses the chasm – that tipping point between obscurity and full-scale commercialization.
Take cell phones…
In the early 1980s, when cell phones first emerged, they weighed two pounds, were sold for $4,000, and were only used by top executives and city traders…
But in the late 1990s, as cell phones became smaller, cheaper to manufacture, and easier to produce, their popularity quickly took off.
By 1997, cell phones had successfully crossed the chasm. There were about 109 million subscribers at that time, out of a population of 281 million people, or 39% of the US population. Cell phone manufacturers saw unprecedented growth as a result…
From 1997 to 2000, Motorola's stock went up over 300%, Nokia Corp. (NOK) went up 1,300%, Swedish manufacturer Ericsson (ERIC) went up 485%, and Sony Corp. (SNE) saw 385% gains.
Together, a $10,000 stake in each of these four companies would have made you nearly $290,000 in just three years.
Deciphering which disruptive technologies will cross the chasm requires a deep understanding of demand for that technology, its practical implications, and its ability to benefit a wider market.
Consider the iPod, which has become a cultural phenomenon by successfully crossing the chasm into the mainstream. When the iPod first hit the market in November 2001, only die-hard Apple fans bought it. Today, however, anyone who listens to music wants to own an iPod or already has one. Subsequently, Apple's share price has seen 5,720% gains since its introduction.
I tell you all of this because replication technology is on the verge of crossing the chasm and the subsequent tipping point explosion. This replication technology is very similar to Ford in the early part of the last century, Microsoft in the early 1980s, and Google in the late 1990s.
For the first time, individual consumers, private practices, and small businesses in every sector of the market can now purchase these machines and use them for whatever purpose.
For example, talk-show host Jay Leno uses replication technology to replace rare car parts for his vintage collection of automobiles. Take a look at this photo.
Product design engineer named Jim Kor from Canada has even built a functioning car using a replication machine. He calls it the "Urbee." The car has three wheels, two seats, and a combustion engine in case of emergencies.
As I told you earlier, I have been studying replication technology for years and have recently built one of these machines in my own home. So far, I've used it to make pieces of art, statues, household items, and useful parts.
But before I go any further and tell you exactly how I plan to take an early stake in this disruptive technology, let me tell you a little bit more about myself… and what I do.
How a Computer Geek Ended Up Working Alongside Bill Gates
As I mentioned earlier, my name is Alex Daley.
From an early age, I was always fascinated with technology. In primary school, for example, I taught myself BASIC computer programming. In high school, I was fixing computers for my teachers. And in college, I was teaching computer science courses to undergrads and running the school's IT department… helping researchers create elaborate systems for everything from lie detection to massive, online "digital libraries."
But my life really changed when I landed a job at Microsoft where I worked for an elite team that reported directly to Bill Gates. My job was to fund researchers with the best ideas and help them turn those ideas into products.
What kinds of ideas? Well, as I briefly mentioned before, my group released the first iPhone app for Microsoft. I also got to work on the technology behind the Xbox Kinect; software to reconstruct buildings from aerial photos; the most detailed 3D map of the world ever built; facial-recognition software… I even did projects for Facebook and MySpace to make sure their sites could scale and helped build custom systems for Shell and BP, to much more easily route LNG ships around storms.
So in the end, my interest in technology allowed me to take part in some of the biggest technological breakthroughs and applications of the past decade. During this time, I also was able to learn from some of the most successful investors and executives of our age, including the gentleman who built the system behind the Brazilian stock exchange, world-class fund managers like Joel Rubenstein, and venture investors like Timothy Draper.
I started off investing in small, private technology companies, alongside angel investors and venture capitalists I was consulting for. And I learned a lot about what makes a company grow and what makes a technology take off. Later on, I turned to the public markets with that knowledge and have been using it to invest successfully ever since.
I won't get into the details, but I made a nice chunk of change from my stake in Microsoft. I parlayed that into other investments in companies like Google, Apple, and NVIDIA, netting triple-digit returns as the companies grew.
In short, I've seen the power of technology firsthand – how it can elevate our quality of life overnight and make early backers rich just as fast.
In fact, since 2009, my obsession has been helping people like you capitalize on the same type of emerging technologies that I've seen entrepreneurs and technologists make a fortune with.
- In May 2010, for example, I told investors how to claim an early stake in cyber-security software… an opportunity that has since netted a 245% return.
- In September 2010, I showed people how to take an early stake in a revolutionary medical technique that enables surgeons to treat osteoarthritic knee conditions. Those who listened to me have since seen a 147% return.
- And in April 2011, I helped investors capitalize on predictive genetic diagnostics technology, which are used in genome research to detect whether a person is prone to certain diseases. The company I recommended has returned a 220% gain.
These three opportunities alone could have more than tripled the value of your investments over the last two years – and that doesn't include the additional 18 double-digit gains I've shown investors how to generate during this same stretch of time.
Again, I tell you these things not to brag, but to show you that through my experience in the trenches of high tech… as an advisor to wealthy angel investors… as a collaborator with inventors… and as a trusted member of Bill Gates' R&D team… I have a unique advantage when it comes to finding the next big, disruptive idea – the next opportunity to generate an obscene amount of money from a single investment.
And today I believe I have found one such opportunity…
How to Invest in "Replication Technology" – Before It Crosses the Chasm
Many of the products that you see today, from the car that you drive to your smartphone, have been conceived, designed, prototyped, modeled, and tooled with replication technology.
As Business Week reports, this technology has become "indispensable for doing business."
But we haven't seen anything yet…
Until now, replication devices have been used primarily for rapid prototyping.
For example… it usually takes Timberland, the shoe-making company, a week and around $1,200 to turn the design of a new sole for a shoe into a model. Replication technology changed all that. In Timberland's case, it has cut the time to 90 minutes and the cost to $35.
But in addition to helping businesses like Timberland cut costs and production time, replication technology is now tapping into the consumer market and will potentially make its way into millions of offices and homes over the next few years.
You can either sit on the sidelines while this happens or invest now before this technology crosses the chasm.
Think back on all the companies whose technology or products you just knew were going to make it into the marketplace… but you never pulled the trigger. You may have owned an Apple computer in the 1980s, but didn't buy the stock at the time. What about Amazon – did you buy Amazon back in the day when the stock was in the single digits? We all have regrets like this.
When it comes to technology, there's always a sense of uncertainty… people always want more and more proof. But usually by the time most people are satisfied and ready to pull the trigger, all the big money has already been made.
I truly believe replication technology is going to be the next big thing. Fortunes will be made, and everyday folks will soon be talking about it just as they do about the Internet.
That is why I've spent the past year analyzing every single company involved in this emerging market, from the companies that manufacture replication machines to those that are developing the software needed to operate them.
What I've found is that two of these companies stand head and shoulders above the rest and are poised to benefit most from the growth of this industry over the next few years.
I can't go into too many details here, but I'll let you know what I can…
Replication Technology Play #1: This company has more than 300 US and foreign patents, customers in 80 countries, and has managed to increase its revenue by more than 40% each year since 2009 – despite the economic downturn. Last year alone, it increased its net income by 69%. It has also had record revenue and units shipped in 2011, with an annual growth of 242%. It is poised to emulate the Microsoft of a quarter-century ago and position itself at the forefront of this digital revolution.
Replication Technology Play #2: The second company I'm particularly excited about specializes in developing and improving replication technology. Its customers include the likes of Google, Northrop Grumman, Proctor & Gamble, Black and Decker, Cisco Systems, Electrolux, Pioneer, Sony, Nike, NASA, and virtually all car and motorcycle companies. Over the last year, the company has increased its revenue by 25% and its net income by 180%. It has just signed an exclusive deal to manufacture replication machines for one of the largest computer companies in the US. This deal should prove extremely profitable for the firm.
I've written a full, comprehensive report covering everything you need to know about both of these companies, including how much of my own money I plan on investing in each one. It's called The Replication Revolution.
But taking a stake in these companies is just the beginning. I've found another exciting way for you to profit from this emerging technology.
Replication Technology to Extend Your Lifespan
As I told you earlier, one of the most important implications of replication technology is that it may soon solve one of the biggest health crises in the US – the organ crisis.
According to Donate Life America, more than 100,000 people in the US currently need life-saving organ transplants. On average, 18 people die every day due to a lack of suitable organs.
In addition, transplanting organs from one human to another is still an extremely risky procedure.
Thankfully, the emergence of replication technology may solve this problem forever, making organ transplant waiting lists a thing of the past.
Without delving into too much detail, researchers have designed a specific version of a replication machine that is used to manufacture human organs from blood cells.
Wayne Morrison, director of the O'Brien Institute at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne and professorial fellow in the department of surgery at the University of Melbourne, says: "It's a remarkable field, with enormous potential."
Already, this specialized device can print five-centimeter sections of an artery in less than an hour. But in time, teeth, bones, hearts, and livers will be manufactured on demand as well. In fact, scientists believe this technology will not only grow organs but also nerves and tendons.
And one tiny company is destined to benefit from this revolutionary development. In my new report, The Replication Revolution, I'll give you all the details on this revolutionary new company.
You see, very few investors are paying much attention to any of these companies right now. They're too small and too volatile for most, so you generally won't hear about them on the news… or on the Internet… or on TV.
In addition, few people are aware that replication technology exists, let alone that it is about to make its way into millions of US homes and potentially solve one of the most important public-health issues in the country.
That's where I come in.
Like I said earlier, technology is my life. If I'm not reading about technology or learning more about a specific type of science, I'm in my home making computers and designing prototypes.
I realized a few years ago that I could apply my knowledge of this industry to the financial markets and, in turn, help others to do the same.
So I joined the Casey Research group, a small independent outfit in Stowe, Vermont. These guys specialize in precious metals, energy, and mining investments… So why did they hire me – a technology expert?
Well, consider this: in its various forms, technology now comprises the single largest sector of the American economy – as well as that of many of the world's wealthiest nations. It is the engine of growth that will keep the nation competitive in the decades ahead. It is the driver behind China's and India's rise to major economic powerhouses. And there is no industry anywhere in the world that is immune to its effects, positive or negative.
As investors, the technology sector presents us with unlimited opportunities. Consider the effect technology is having on the media industry – from the destruction of the advertising-driven print-media business model, to the growing power of the Internet, and the digital video recorder's (DVR) liberation of television from the network schedule. Printable materials and nanotechnology are forever changing the economies of scale in manufacturing. Data mining is squeezing every dollar of waste from retail supply chains. The list is endless.
Bottom line, because technology has the potential to dramatically alter the quality and way in which we go about our lives… the potential for growth in the companies that innovate and market new technologies is equally huge:
- In biotech, Gilead Sciences (GILD) has made life with HIV/AIDS, heart, lung, and liver diseases more livable for patients… and for investors, with a 25%+ five-year average return. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), maker of the microscopically accurate "da Vinci" robots that surgeons direct by attaching sensors to their hands, has carved out an impressive 54.1% annual return for stockholders.
- In the mobile-phone business, over the past three years ARM Holdings (ARMH), which has powered the mobile revolution by designing microprocessor cores, has shown investors a 74.3% annual gain; and Apple (AAPL) has shown a 56.7% year-after-year gain.
- In the cloud, Terremark (TMRK), which helps enterprise and government executives reutilize cloud computing, shot up 47% after Verizon bought the company. NaviSite (NAVI), another leader in cloud services, saw its shares go up 49% after an acquisition from Time Warner Cable. The growth of cloud computing is also boosting shares of companies that sell servers and storage to powerclouds.
To help readers capitalize on this opportunity-driven market, Casey Research hired me to be the force behind it's tech-related investment advisory, Casey Extraordinary Technology.
The idea behind this service is to get investors like you into the emerging tech trends before they cross the chasm into the mainstream. This way, once the herd catches on and investors start bidding up the share price, our readers are already positioned and ready to take profits.
Every month in Extraordinary Technology, I deliver right to your inbox the full, detailed, actionable information on the very best of these typically little-known companies with breakthrough innovations and rock-solid management from every field of technology.
I'll tell you not only when to buy but when it's time to sell for maximum profit.
And that's not all you get when you subscribe to Casey Extraordinary Technology.
- 24/7 email alerts: I stay on top of these companies and technologies as the market moves and opportunities change every day. As soon as breaking news occurs, I'll send you a personal email alert giving you my up-to-the-minute advice and explanations regarding what's happening… what's likely to happen… and what action you should take.
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- Plus, when you accept a trial subscription to Casey Extraordinary Technology, I'll send you my new report, The Replication Revolution – absolutely free.
Remember, this new report details everything you need to know about the three companies poised to benefit most from replication technology over the next 18-24 months.
Nothing else can give you the exponential growth technology can…
As American futurist Ray Kurzweil says, "technological change is exponential, not linear. Progress typically starts slowly – for example, advancing from 1 to 2, then 2 to 4. But it quickly accelerates, going from 4 to 10, 10 to 1,000, and so on."
Simply put, we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be the equivalent to 20,000 years of progress at today's rate.
Consider the tremendous exponential growth of computing power already in our lifetime.
Back in the 1970s, college students shared the same computer that took up half of a building.
Today, the computer you carry around in your cell phone is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful.
That's a billion-fold increase in price performance in just 40 years.
Biotechnology is one of a wide range of technologies that are subject to this "Law of Accelerating Returns," commonly known as "Moore's Law." It was named after former Intel Chairman Gordon Moore, who predicted the parabolic advance in the capacity of integrated circuits that makes your cell phone the technological powerhouse that it is.
And Casey Extraordinary Technology is uniquely qualified to bring you the very best of the best opportunities – the ones that will stretch Moore's Law to its limits – the moment they become available.
This service is ideal for people who want to take a small portion of their investment portfolio and invest in the potential blockbuster home runs of tomorrow. The strategy we employ is one of the only ways to get extraordinarily rich, simply by investing.
You'll never get rich buying the same old companies everyone else is chasing. The only way to legitimately turn a small investment stake into a sizeable fortune is to invest in the best small companies that have the potential to change the technological landscape.
That's my specialty and what I'd like to share with you, if you are interested.
Also, it's important for you to know that I'm in the unique position to offer you a substantial discount if you'd like to try my work…
You see, normally a one-year subscription to Casey Extraordinary Technology costs $995. A reasonable fee, simply because the gains from just one of the stocks I mentioned above can easily pay your subscription fee many times over.
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I don't normally like to discount my work. And I've had people tell me I should be charging at least three times the current price. This is a special opportunity only available for a limited time.
With that being said, you can lock in this lower price, but only as long as you remain a subscriber to my work. However, if you decide within the first three months that Casey Extraordinary Technology is not for you, I'll gladly refund what you paid.
By joining today, you'll get an entire year of my deeply researched advice and handpicked recommendations, plus you'll receive your free report, The Replication Revolution.
Please don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity.
Part of the beauty of the technology sector is that there's always something new being developed that can improve the world… and make substantial profits for those who get in early.
I expect the companies that are involved in spreading replication technology to the masses will far outpace these technology winners soon… and make many people quite wealthy.
The question is: Will you be one of them?
I've told you all the essentials. Now it's up to you.
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Chief Technology Investment Strategist, Casey Research