Every once in a while, all the pieces fall into place and a new investment sector is born.
If you think about Henry Ford and the Model T, you think about precision instruments, the combustion engine, the carburetor, interchangeable parts, the Bessemer process for producing steel, etc…
If you consider the iPhone, you think about high-speed mobile; long-lasting batteries; small, fast, and powerful computers; and content capabilities.
When all the various parts reach maturity at the same time, you get a Cambrian explosion of technology.
And in the modern world, adoption of new technology happens almost instantly. Telephones took decades to be widely accepted. The smartphone took five years.
Get in Front of a Trend
A great way to make money is to get in front of a dominant trend and buy the best company in that trend. Think Amazon, Starbucks, and Netflix.
Some of those trends can be a little more obscure, like when I recommended my Bull and Bust Report readers buy Bitcoin more than three years ago when it was trading at $449.23.
Or a Chinese electric vehicle company called BYD Company at $8 long before it hit $34.
Or a French 3D printing company just a few months ago before it went up 227%.
You get the idea. Today I’d like to tell you about the next big trend we're going after. It’s called spatial computing.
Get on the Profit Train
Like the car, TV, and iPhone, spatial computing is taking advantage of several technologies hitting maturity at the same time. It takes big data, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, 5G, blockchain, and augmented reality and combines them into a tool that will change the world.
You may have seen spatial computing in video games, surgery, driverless cars, on-site construction management, and major war-fighting machines like the sixth-generation fighter jets and tanks.
It’s big and it's coming. Spatial computing will change entertainment, the factory floor, diplomacy, engineering, medicine, and art.
It is a merger between the real world and the digital world. In other words, spatial computing expands the concept of “traditional computing” by adding an object’s location in space in relation to other objects or locations.
Here are a few examples of how millions of us are already using spatial computing:
- Google Maps, which employs GPS to show just where you are in relation to your neighborhood, city, state, or even the world — and also brings you virtually to almost any place in the world in a matter of seconds.
- Location tagging on social media apps such as Instagram, where you can let your followers know exactly where you were when you snapped that great pic of a buffalo out in the wilds of Wyoming.
- Pokémon Go, in which you use an app to try to find virtual creatures almost anywhere in your environment.
And here are a few other examples of more advanced applications:
- Engineers can now see an image of complex wiring directions — a “digital twin” — right on top of or next to a picture of an airplane engine or huge wind turbine.
- Doctors can view internal organs virtually before they go in to perform surgery, which could help make these procedures less risky as well as speed them up.
- Shoppers looking for furniture can virtually install a couch or loveseat in their homes using spatial computing before buying it and finding out it doesn’t really fit in… or maybe even fit.
- Fighter jets are using linked swarms of drones for protection and attack.
One company I’m recommending uses virtual reality to train medical workers on the proper storage, processing, and documentation of COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines require a strict trail of possession to ensure they are kept at low temperatures and do not spoil. And because medical workers can't go to a conference and learn the systems, these systems can now come to them.
This stock is up 253% since December, but this $15 stock has lots of room to run as the adoption curve is just getting started.
If you ever wished you'd bought Amazon at $3.70 in 2000 or Netflix when it IPO'd, keep an eye out for spatial computing opportunities.