Not all tech is evil… Triple-digit gains in under two years… How to make “extraordinary wealth” over the next decade… In the mailbag: Let ISIS recruit in the U.S.?

As regular readers know, there’s a dark side of tech…

Google, Facebook, and Twitter are working hand-in-glove with the national security faction of the Deep State to build the foundations of a digital Surveillance State.

They’re also stifling independent ideas.

And as long as governments harness social networks, artificial intelligence, and facial recognition to create mass digital surveillance systems like the one China is building, we’ll continue to call out the dangers they pose to a free and open society.

That doesn’t mean ALL technology is bad…

These developments give the sector a bad name. And that’s a shame. Because some of the biggest profit trends in the world today are in tech.

Take Augmented Reality, or “AR.” It’s a set of technologies that superimpose digital information on the physical world. And among other applications, it’s making surgery safer and more efficient.

As it stands today, surgeons doing intricate, life-saving work have to constantly look away from the patient to read various data displays – such as pre-operative imaging and the patient’s vital signs.

But using an AR headset, surgeons will be able to see this critical data directly overlaid on their field of vision. This will allow them to keep their eyes on the patient and improve the quality and safety of the procedure.

Or take the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR. This is a system discovered in bacteria that allows you to change any of the letters in an organism’s DNA code. Think of it as a cut-and-paste for DNA… like software programming for genetics.

CRISPR is helping us detect and treat cancer… fight HIV… make food production more sustainable… even eliminate malaria in mosquitoes.

As our resident tech investing expert here at Legacy Research, Jeff Brown, put it…

Facebook, Google, and Twitter steal our data and sell it – for the most part, without our knowledge. They also collude with Deep State spy agencies by making that data available to them.

But outside that short list, you’ve got other smaller tech companies that are designing, developing, and making incredible new tech that’s making our lives better.

This translates into soaring stock prices at “good tech” firms…

Take mobile payment provider Square (SQ)…

Its shares are up 125% since Jeff added it to the model portfolio at our Near Future Report advisory in February.

Square is all about making life easier for small business owners. As he explained it…

Square’s core product allows small businesses to accept credit cards. You just plug a small device into your smartphone and download an app to run it. It takes minutes to set up your account… and you’re able to accept credit cards for payment.

Using Square won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either. The cheapest versions cost just $100. For that kind of money, you can get set up with all the payment infrastructure you need to get your business off the ground.

Or take high-performance chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)…

Jeff recommended AMD to Near Future Report subscribers last November.

Its Radeon line of graphics processors are necessary for another powerful tech trend: The blockchain networks that underpin cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether.

And since Jeff added AMD to the model portfolio, its shares have skyrocketed 176%.

Those are the gains you’d expect from risky speculations. But Jeff’s goal at The Near Future Report is to find these market-beating returns on well-established, large-cap stocks. These aren’t risky tech start-ups… or earnings-free moonshots. They’re profitable companies with proven track records and multibillion-dollar market values.

Even so, the average gain across the 16 conservative tech stocks Jeff has recommended since we launched the letter in June 2017 is 36%.

Meanwhile, over at our elite tech investing letter, Exponential Tech Investor – where Jeff recommends smaller, more speculative tech stocks – three of Jeff’s picks are already up more than 200%.

And his average gain across his 16 open recommendations is 82%.

Jeff says tech will continue to create “extraordinary wealth” over the coming years…

As dramatic as some of the advances in tech have been over the past decade, it’s only the start of a more profound revolution. Jeff again…

Over the next 10 years, advances in technology will bring such fundamental changes to our lives, they’ll dwarf all the progress we’ve seen since the great tech revolution that began in the late 1990s.

Everything will change. The ways in which we work, shop, sleep, eat, travel, bank, communicate, entertain ourselves, conduct warfare, manufacture, design, distribute, create, transact, and maintain our own health will all be different.

It’s why Jeff says that conservative tech stocks will trounce the rest of the market over the next decade…

Contrary to popular belief, there’s limited downside risk in the right kind of technology stocks because they’re in a market that’s expanding so rapidly.

For tech investors, it’s not about fighting for market share against your competitors. It’s about capturing as much of that growth as possible.

I’ve given my readers the opportunity to make triple-digit gains in tech in less than two years. I’ve done that by recommending high-quality companies that are making people’s lives better. Where else can you do that?

Jeff’s 754% “Hall of Fame” trade…

Jeff’s recommendations of Square and AMD have been profitable for his readers. But nothing compares to his 754% “Hall of Fame” trade.

Two and a half years ago, Jeff told a small audience of our Bonner & Partners Family Office subscribers about another chipmaker that was about to skyrocket. The company was Nvidia (NVDA). And at the time, it was trading for $32 per share…

Nvidia is now above $270 per share. That’s a return of more than 750% in 33 months.

And Jeff’s about to do it again…

Along with Bill Bonner, Doug Casey, Teeka Tiwari, Jeff Clark, and the rest of the Legacy team, Jeff is flying in for the first annual Legacy Investment Summit at the Fairmont Hotel in Bermuda next month.

He’ll be telling us all about a tech trend that will revolutionize how we connect to the internet… make self-driving cars a reality… and allow us to “sit in” on meetings by projecting holographic images in real time.

So make sure and check out the details of how to catch up, in person, with Jeff and the rest of the Legacy team next month.

In the meantime, consider getting some exposure to the “good side” of tech. If Jeff is right, it will be one of the best wealth-building decisions you can make.

Finally, in the mailbag… Let ISIS recruit in the U.S.?

Free speech, and the question of if there are exceptions to it, stayed at the front of readers’ minds this week.

And for the most part, they agreed there’s no room for “special cases”…

Speech control began in earnest during the Vietnam War when a frustrated government realized that a well-educated populace had produced a generation of disruptive protestors. They responded by gradually “dumbing down” the education curriculum over a period of decades until they succeeded in creating a generation (the millennials) who are more indoctrinated than educated, and barely capable of critical thinking.

We have gone over the waterfall and the brain trust that still exists is going to die out in the next 20 years, leaving an easily controlled population that will be little more than a digitally addicted, subliterate proletariat. I’m grateful to have been educated before this began.

– Pete R.

Once you make an exception to a rule, you no longer have a rule. All those on the side of censorship, even if it’s “for the common good” need to realize that sooner or later someone in a position of influence will disagree with their point of view. What will they say when they are the ones that are censored?

And furthermore, once the government is allowed to tell us what we can and cannot say, will it stop there? Or will the government take it one step further, and tell you that you must become Christian, or Jewish, or Muslim? The government is willing to take all the power you are willing to give them, but the government never relinquishes what it has taken.

– Kirk A.

Free speech is under organized assault by Big Tech and their political buddies. They’ve demonized Alex Jones of Infowars by spreading lies about him through mainstream media, so that there would be muted complaint when they “de-personed” him.

After Jones, they have closed down many others whose views contradict their Leftist agenda. It’s heading to a China style “social score” situation unless people speak out.

– Jeremy S.

It is clear that many people do not understand what free speech is. The Founding Fathers were correct that the government shall not abridge free speech. Conversely, private entities can silence free speech. Employees do not have free speech within the company if they choose not to allow it on their grounds or in their operations. When you are on your own and not representing the company, you may say what you want.

Hate speech is a fallacy. It is determined only by the person who is hearing the speech. What is hateful to one person may be perfectly acceptable to another. Therefore, both may be guilty of hate speech. The government is in violation of the First Amendment if they pass laws restricting free speech based upon calling it “hate speech.” In the end, we must agree to disagree, or this will be the end of free speech.

– Dale M.

But some readers offered a different take…

If certain classes of individuals are chronically discriminated against both at a personal and economic level of our society (as in the case of the African American community, which represents 13% of our population vs. the Caucasian population which represents approximately 67%, while the balance of other races make up the other 20%), then special protections against hate speech must be set in place for that exact reason.

I’m a conservative Libertarian, but there are some real ills of society that must be guarded against for the betterment of those particular communities as a whole to be protected. If they are not, then we have the issues of Jim Crow laws creeping back into our society, which are absolutely unacceptable, destructive, and immoral.

Christopher B.

Agreed that it is a slippery slope to start deciding what “hate speech” is or whatever you want to call restrictions of “free” speech. However, there will always be the desire (need) to restrict the expression of certain beliefs that are in direct opposition to societal values.

If you think that is wrong, then why not allow ISIS to openly recruit in the U.S.?

David C.

Would an ISIS presence in the U.S. have the same rights to free speech as anyone else? Or has David C. finally found the exception?

As always, let us know at [email protected]



Chris Lowe
September 13, 2018
Barcelona, Spain