Last week we looked at “America’s Next Great Leap.” That is, an astounding economic boom that’s developing before our very eyes — one set to make our country, as well as some investors, very rich.
In fact, you could say that we are already in mid-leap. This is thanks both to the quickening pace of scientific discovery and technological innovation sweeping across our great nation … and to the sharp minds all across the country making them possible.
Not just possible, but even-sooner than many ever thought possible!
With the unprecedented computing power available in even some of today’s smallest consumer devices, we can be sure that the advancements most don’t expect for another 100 years can start arriving in the next decade or two.
Many of these innovations that will change our world forever will come from some pretty unlikely sources … and you should start being on the lookout for them right now.
That’s because this shortened road — one filled with access to ideas and genius from unexpected places — can lead the United States to become more-prosperous than any other civilization in human history.
Why I’m Making a Bet on American Exceptionalism
Last week we looked at how some of the brightest young minds across the United States — in their bedrooms, garages, dens, dorm rooms and classrooms, in every part of the country — will soon be armed with the exponential computer power and speed of inexpensive mini-supercomputers.
This next generation is already filled to the brim with the “next” Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Elon Musks of the world. I look forward to telling you more about these “whiz kids” in the coming weeks.
You will be just as amazed as I am at what they have accomplished so far. And they will be inspiring thousands, if not millions, of others to do the same.
But even if they aren’t starting tech companies, they are certainly using the newest technology to cement their place in history by making today’s textbooks in science, medicine and other critical areas obsolete.
We’ve seen stock prices soar over the past few decades for the companies that back these life-changing (and, in some cases, life-saving) inventions. And we haven’t seen anything yet.
That’s because we’re about to witness trillions of dollars in newly created wealth in the next 10 to 25 years. At the very heart of this economic boom is American genius and exceptionalism.
The accelerating pace of scientific discovery and technological innovation taking place is leading to what I can only describe as America’s new prosperity, is just ONE part of puzzle for the better economic times ahead.
But you don’t have to wait around for amazing progress … and profits … to be made. There’s a tremendous amount of innovation going on all around us … and, in some parts of the country, right under our feet!
How to Make a Bet on America’s New Prosperity
The second part of the puzzle that will guarantee even more trillions in newly created wealth is the newly discovered and developing energy resources here in the United States.
Economic booms in American history have come because of fortuitous discoveries of natural resources. Rich discoveries in gold and silver helped to finance America’s Western expansion.
Natural-resource discoveries in coal then oil then, in turn, fueled vast economic and industrial expansion in the 20th century. Those energy-resource discoveries helped to create and supply new markets … and to speed the expansion of our nation.
But it’s only with today’s technology that we can fully tap into the vast resources available to us … that could eventually sustain us.
Now thanks to technological advances in geology, engineering, computing and science, we are now discovering the United States has vast supplies of natural gas and oil shale that can be mined and recovered in economically efficient ways.
That means finding, refining and storing enough energy to supply the United States with energy for the next 300 years … enough to make our nation the largest producer of fossil fuel energy in the world.
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This newly discovered and economically viable windfall in natural gas and oil shale has the potential to supercharge our industrial and manufacturing economy.
Energy: The Great ‘Economic Compounder’
Experts tell us that this has the power to create at least 4 million new jobs … above and beyond what both the coming technology revolution and the normal job expansion of the U.S. will produce in just the next 10 years.
In short, America’s newfound energy resources will serve as an economic compounder. The vast new supplies and production of energy will turn the United States from an importer of energy to a net exporter of energy.
This can halt and even reverse the trade imbalances that have developed over the last 30 years … and have a dramatic, positive impact on the U.S economy.
In my last column I referenced Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 New York Times bestselling book, “The Singularity is Near,” as a must-read title for investors because it serves as a technological and economic road map for the next 40 years.
If you took my lead and you’re looking for another terrific outlook on America’s bright future, I suggest you also add Charles R. Morris’ “Comeback: America’s New Economic Boom“ to your investing library.
“Comeback” details how vast new discoveries of natural gas and oil shale will lead to an unprecedented economic boom here in the United States.
The U.S. oil and gas boom is one I believe will last throughout this century.
When combined with America’s next great leaps in technology, science and medicine, I don’t know whether to be more excited as an investor or as a citizen who gets to bear witness to the marvels that are already on their way!
America now has access to an enormous supply of cheap energy that will provide the opportunity for innovation and competition. The sheer size of these resources also guarantees the bridge needed in time to eventually switch to alternative energy sources like solar and wind.
Even though solar and wind power have had a tough time “taking off” in the markets, the fact is that these resources will become incredibly economically efficient thanks to the accelerating development of technology and science.
The Last U.S. Economic Game-Changer is Also the Next One
The last genuine economic game-changer for the United States was the technology boom of the 1990s, which gave the U.S. a global competitive advantage for a while based on electronics and silicon.
Morris, in defiance of the recession of 1990-’93, was one of the first U.S. writers and analysts to predict that that tech boom would lead to a period of sustained economic growth. This gives him enormous credibility in his thesis laid out in “Comeback.”
I realize we are all being bombarded with negative sentiment. Nothing seems to be working.
The economy is recovering at a snail’s pace, Washington is hopelessly mired in defeatism and fatalism, and the political rifts caused by doomsayers are enough to persuade many investors that we are heading toward an economic and social apocalypse.
But understanding the leaps in technology, science and medicine … and the impact of America’s new energy boom … will help position your investment portfolio to take full advantage of the resulting economic boom ahead.
I am convinced that these two converging factors will give every investor who takes immediate steps in their investing strategy early will have the opportunity to make a fortune. And, with all the advancements coming our way, they will have the chance to do it again and again!
Good luck and best wishes,
P.S. Forbes recently named its “Most Powerful Person of the Year.” And in this new special report, I’ll show you how this invincible world leader is planning to use his muscle to drive oil prices higher. Learn more here.