This Technology Could Change Our Lives… And Much Sooner Than You Might Think

 The remarkable rally continues for one Stansberry Venture Technology holding…   Shares of semiconductor firm Nvidia (NVDA) surged to a fresh record high recently after the company's latest earnings report. The stock is up about 100% so far this year.   Nvidia reported third-quarter earnings of $1.33 per share, up 41% year over year, and well above the $0.94 per share Wall Street analysts expected. Revenue rose 32% year over year to $2.6 billion. The company also raised its dividend by 7% to $0.15 and said it plans to return another $1.3 billion to shareholders in fiscal 2019.   Nvidia is booming as demand for its powerful chips continues to grow…   The company's graphics cards have long been a critical component for the video-game industry. But they're becoming even more important as computer monitors and television screens become larger and feature even higher-resolution than before.   These chips are also becoming a must-have technology in a growing number of industries and products outside of video games – from cryptocurrency mining to cloud-computing datacenters to self-driving cars. As Bloomberg reported recently…  

One argument in favor of continued bullishness: Chips are everywhere. Once mainly confined to computers and phones, the tiny devices are now showing up everywhere from washing machines to autonomous driving systems. Consumers are coming to expect even the simplest gadget to think for itself, creating a need for more powerful components and more storage to house the flood of data they create.

 This should sound familiar to Dave Lashmet's Stansberry Venture Technology subscribers…   Dave predicted these trends when he originally recommended shares early last year. As he explained in the May 2016 issue of Stansberry Venture Technology, video gaming alone could continue to drive business for years…  

Nvidia is the leading designer and manufacturer of graphics cards for video gaming. And as computer monitors and television screens have gotten larger and added more resolution, the computational burden used to create graphical images has likewise increased…   This trend will continue during the consumer rollout of "4K" screens. The new 4K ultra-HD standard requires a visual resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels – about 8.3 million pixels in total – which is four times the resolution of today's HD screens…

 
But it doesn't end there. Even-higher-resolution screens are coming soon.   Last year, Dave saw a prototype of the next-generation 8K screen from Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He described the detail in the image of a slow-motion, life-size gymnast as "awe-inspiring."   Dave says these better-than-lifelike images now have a role in our culture – and graphics will follow, because better graphics will drive game sales. And as Dave noted, this is a vastly bigger market than many folks may realize…  

Globally, sales of video-game software for PCs were $32 billion last year, according to gaming-research firm SuperData. Console downloads added another $4 billion, and mobile games for phones and tablets were another $24 billion.   Likewise, market-research firm Statista projects $18 billion in global 4K screen sales in 2015, and $52 billion in sales for 4K screens by 2020…   So this is a massive market – far bigger than just one company. And yet, one company makes the lion's share of profits in graphics cards: Nvidia.

 But Dave also foresaw huge demand for these chips in the burgeoning field of "machine learning"…   For example, he noted that Nvidia's graphics cards could make fully self-driving cars a reality. As Dave explained, a large hurdle still remains before this technology will ever become widespread. More from the issue…  

Industry lawyers like to call developments in this field "advanced driver-assistance technologies" to avoid liability for life-or-death decisions. For example, "driver assistance" technology that applies the brakes or pulls you back into your lane is much easier to defend than tech that leaps curbs to avoid a head-on collision – but which in turn crashes the car into a school bus stop.   The key will be in absolving carmakers from liability. That's when we will see truly driverless cars. Most pundits think that this is still five to 10 years out. Self-driving cars simply aren't good enough yet, largely because of weather and unexpected circumstances that really can't be programmed for: a truck losing its load or a tree falling across a road.

But Dave said Nvidia's chips could solve this problem in a unique way. In simple terms, it's like playing a video game in reverse. The same technology that enables them to create realistic objects and movement in games can allow them to track real-world objects and predict their motion…  

Imagine that you're tracking a semitrailer… Odds are that it weighs between eight and 28 tons and has good tire tread. So in the next five seconds, it can go five miles per hour faster if it steps on the accelerator… or 30 miles per hour slower if the driver mashes the brakes.   Nvidia has calculated an expected tracking range for cars, delivery vans, semitrailers, bulldozers, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians walking beside and across a road… even dogs and cats. So it can predict future motion.

And as Dave explained, simply by integrating fixed objects – like streets, curbs, and stop signs – with the moving-objects data, a self-driving car can reasonably navigate through a city. In other words, Nvidia is taking lessons it has learned from video games and applying them to real life.    That alone is impressive…   But as Dave noted, Nvidia's technology goes even further. It utilizes a process called "deep learning," which could become the future of the Internet and mobility. This allows the car to "learn" to drive on its own, without a pre-programmed map or database…  

Here's how Nvidia's car learned… For months, the car "watched" data of what real-life drivers did in reaction to different scenarios. Then Nvidia took the car out to a closed course and let it start hitting cones. After a while, it started hitting fewer cones… then no cones.   From there, the research team let it drive around cemeteries with no street names and no curbs. Then the car went into suburban streets. And finally, it started driving along the New Jersey Turnpike.   This is also the logic that will help a car negotiate snow, ice, and slush as proficiently as any human driver. That's because the car can do more than just learn from its own experiences… It can also upload data from other cars.

 Why is this important?   Because with no computer code telling a car what to do, automakers face much less liability. This could help make self-driving cars a realistic and affordable option far sooner than many believe possible.   But again, Dave noted the potential extends far beyond self-driving cars alone.   This kind of self-learning system is already being used by all the cloud-computing companies – Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), and Alphabet (GOOGL) – to optimize data routing in real time. And Dave predicted these systems would soon spread to countless other industries…  

The bigger picture is that lots of systems can now become "self learning." These machines will range from robots on an assembly line to refrigerators that order more milk to be delivered to your door when you're close to running out.   Machines are learning to think for themselves. This has never happened before. And the world might be forever changed. The upside is that early investors will profit the most.

 Dave has been exactly right so far… And Stansberry Venture Technology subscribers are benefiting.   Nvidia shares are up more than 370% since Dave recommended them… Folks who took his advice have more than tripled their money. But we're not surprised…   You see, more than one out of every four stocks Dave has recommended in Stansberry Venture Technology has soared 100% or more.   This is an unheard-of rate of success in our industry. And if you tuned in to our first-ever cancer webinar earlier this week, you know Dave believes he has found his next potential triple-digit winner.   Of course, that wasn't the focus of the event… Dave and Dr. David "Doc" Eifrig spent most of the evening discussing the latest developments in cancer treatment. They even gave attendees a free copy of Doc's book – The Living Cure – explaining exactly what to do if you or someone you love is diagnosed with this terrible disease.   But Dave also introduced a revolutionary new device that could save the lives of millions of folks over the next several years. It could be approved as soon as December 31… And he believes the small company behind it could soar 200% or more when it is.   If you missed Wednesday night's event, it's not too late to learn more about this incredible opportunity. Click here for the details.   Regards,   Justin Brill

Editor's note: You could have doubled your money nine different times simply by following Dave's advice in Stansberry Venture Technology in recent years. Now, he has uncovered a medical breakthrough that could soon triple the share price of the little-known company behind it. Learn more about this technology – and all of Dave's research – right here.

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