If Nov. 8 felt like a “disruption in the Force,” that’s because it was.
The election of Donald Trump is going to hugely disrupt a lot of things in Washington and around the country and the globe. I’ve already told you how the new administration could shift billions of dollars toward defense technology. And I’ll be sharing more thoughts like that on how and where to shift your own portfolio in the weeks and months to come.
But here’s one thing that Trump isn’t going to change…
I’m talking about the greatest moneymaking opportunity we’ll see in our lifetimes. That’s the Singularity Era and all the innovations coming out of Silicon Valley and elsewhere that this brand-new era represents – and that will make you 10x gains.
So today I want to show you a technology that is poised to disrupt passenger transportation and, therefore, How We Live in this Singularity Era.
Thanks to this transportation tech you’ll be able to ride on solar-powered, magnetically levitated rail cars that will get you from New York to Chicago in roughly an hour. This budding technology could, in fact, be the fifth great transit mode after boats, trains, cars, and airplanes.
I know, I know – you’ve heard it all before…
But this isn’t just plans on a blueprint stuffed away on some nerd’s cloud account.
In fact, one of this technology’s developers just unveiled its concept for this futuristic transport system that could deliver passengers in the United Arab Emirates from Dubai to Abu Dhabi at roughly 700 mph in 12 minutes.
That’s normally a two-hour drive.
Elon Musk’s Latest Vision
Back on June 28, when I first told you about Hyperloop technology, I focused on two American firms that are racing to get their systems up and running.
Turns out, my analysis of this tech wave’s impact was too conservative.
In recent weeks, I’ve seen several new developments that demonstrate how this platform can extend well beyond transportation.
And that is just one more piece of evidence for what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now…
The Singularity Era was born Aug. 1, when Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) – all high-tech companies – were the four most valuable companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
That was the first time that ever happened. And this new paradigm is now driving the whole economy and will be the leading source of wealth for decades to come.
The Hyperloop is a transit system that can connect major cities at speed of up to 760 mph.
That kind of speed would change the very nature of our daily lives. People in San Francisco might be able travel to Los Angeles for dinner… in 35 minutes… meaning they could return home that night. You could attend a conference five states away – and be back in your own bed the same night.
Of course it took a tech visionary like Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) founder Elon Musk to dream this up. Back in 2013, at the headquarters of his Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), he laid out how this novel technology would operate.
Somewhat oddly, Musk didn’t see this as a way to add billions to his own net worth. Instead, he wanted other firms to use his basic designs to help make the Hyperloop a reality.
So far, two firms have taken up that challenge. Hyperloop One, based in Los Angeles, and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), which got started in part through a crowdfunding campaign, have been completing key designs, testing various components, and building relationships with the key decision makers in cities around the world.
One of those places that is looking at getting a Hyperloop up and running is Russia.
At a recent tech gathering in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is prepared to spend millions to build one of the world’s first systems. In tandem with Hyperloop One, design studies are already underway, funded in part by the Kremlin’s Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Since I wrote about Hyperloop in June, this technology has emerged as more than just a game-changing form of mass transit. In fact, entrepreneurs are starting to find other uses for it.
Shrinking the Supply Chain
For example, the Hyperloop is being looked at as a radical new way to handle freight. Dubai-based DP World, one of the world’s largest operators of port terminals, thinks the Hyperloop would be the perfect for moving massive volumes of goods from shipping docks to inland distribution centers.
As anyone who lives near a major freight hub, such as the Port of Los Angeles or the Port of Savannah, knows, traffic congestion and air pollution can be a real concern. Shippers aren’t happy when it takes hours or even days for freight to get from a ship to its next transit point.
The retail sector is just one of many that feels the impact of outmoded port transportation. Consulting firm Kurt Salmon found that delays at shipping ports will cost the retail sector more than $30 billion this year.
While it’s not cheap to build a Hyperloop system for cargo, the annual savings would prove immense.
Across the globe, China is investing $1 trillion to “rebuild” the Silk Road trade network across Eurasia. While the early stage plans for the so-called One Belt, One Road call mostly for rail, Hyperloop technology could move goods from Chinese factories to European retailers in hours.
In early October, Hyperloop One said it is in talks to build a Hyperloop in China that would connect local suppliers to a Russian port. The idea is to directly connect an inland shipping center with the coast.
In other words, the uses for and potential locations for Hyperloops are almost endless…
German firm ThyssenKrupp AG is looking at ways to build Hyperloops into new skyscrapers. Regular modern elevators, which can only go up or down, were a great technology – when they were invented in the mid-1850s.
A Hyperloop-enhanced elevator could whisk people to almost any point in a building in their own pods, opening the door to groundbreaking designs for new office complexes. ThyssenKrupp is building a prototype now, and may look to sell its Multi intra-building Hyperloop as soon as next year.
A study by the Freedonia Group pegs the elevator market at around $91 billion per year. China alone is expected to need 590,000 new elevators in the next five years, according to RnR Market Research.
It’s not clear if even Elon Musk dreamed up these kinds of other uses for the Hyperloop. But his vision is clearly inspiring many others to take his concept to the next level…
The Broad-Based Play
So far, there is no way to directly invest in shares of a Hyperloop firm. Both Hyperloop One and HTT are privately held startups being funded by venture capital firms and, in HTT’s case, “the crowd.”
But we can profit from this trend by owning shares in the many tech firms that will benefit from this emerging technology.
The iShares North American Tech ETF (NYSE: IGM) has stakes in many of high-tech’s leading lights. Around 20% of this fund is focused on cloud-based software firms, and around 10% each is earmarked to such industries as semiconductors, operating systems, e-commerce, and Big Data.
Simply put, the firms in this fund have so many strengths in their various niches that they have outran the competition in the past – and will outrun it in the future.
More importantly, this fund will adjust its holdings over time to bring more exposure to the technology trends of tomorrow, including the Hyperloop – and it easily passes all three of our ETF Profit Screens.
Trading at roughly $120, the fund has a 0.48% expense ratio, a fraction of the cost you’ll find at a comparable mutual fund. Morningstar gives this fund a four-star rating, taking note of the fact that the fund has risen 19% a year over the past half-decade.
Just a few years ago, the Hyperloop was mocked as an unrealistic concept that would never see the light of day. Fast-forward to 2016, and engineers around the globe are deep into design studies, and the very first applications of the Hyperloop may start appearing just a year from now.
A few years after that, this could emerge as one of the most important technologies to come out of the “How We Live” window of the Singularity Matrix.
And I’ll be here to find the best moneymaking profit opportunities behind it.
Speaking of the Singularity Matrix, its “How We Thrive” window got shaken on Nov. 8.
That’s when voters in four states legalized the recreational use of marijuana. And citizens in four other states passed ballot initiatives saying “Yes” to medical marijuana.
Overall, voters in 25 states have passed ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana. Sixteen more states have even decriminalized it for recreational use. And four states plus Washington, D.C., have made both recreational and medical use of marijuana completely legal.
Not surprisingly, the rest of America could soon follow suit…
- 61% of the American people believe recreational weed should be legal.
- 81% are in favor of allowing it strictly for medical use.
Now, I don’t care if you’re for or against legal marijuana yourself. I’m here to help you make money.
And here’s why the historic vote on Nov. 8 is crucial for investors: With every new piece of pot legislation that is passed, incredible wealth is created – very quickly.
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