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Virtual reality technology is rapidly advancing, allowing doctors to practice surgeries and teens to simulate driving before getting their license.
But there's one area where virtual reality (VR) is lacking: human emotion. The technology doesn't effectively relay nonverbal cues like facial expressions between VR users.
However, there's a company that plans to change that. And investors are lining up to get in on the action, investing $100 million in the last funding round.
MindMaze, a Switzerland-based tech company founded in 2011, created "MASK," which synchronizes physical emotions with digital emotions.
"By syncing the physical body in all its expressive capacity with a digital avatar, MASK allows developers to build playable characters that emote in pre-real-time," MindMaze said on its website.
According to TechnologyReview.com, MASK recognizes 10 different expressions, some of which include smirking, grimacing, and eyebrow-raising.
And investors are buying into this being the next big trend in VR…
In February 2016, MindMaze raised $100 million, led by multinational conglomerate Hinduja Group. That brought MindMaze's valuation to $1 billion.
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New technology like this is at the center of the next big trend that Money Morning Director of Tech & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson is calling Neural Imprinting.
In Robinson's 35-year career, he's been a board member of a venture capital firm and an advisor for two more.
And he's been watching this trend closely, as some of the most influential companies and investors are rushing to fund this exciting new technology.
- Microsoft's CEO jumped in with a $150 million investment, saying this technology has "mind-blowing potential."
- Google headed up a funding round worth $542 million.
- After spending less than two hours with this technology, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg invested $2.1 billion.
By 2020, Robinson believes just one major factor in this Neural Imprinting trend could create $2.86 trillion in new wealth.
Here's how you can take part…
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In 2016, Neural Imprinting devices generated $70 million in revenue. For 2017, they could generate $684 million.
That's an increase of 877% in just one year.
And because this one tiny company in Silicon Valley has 7,300 patents for a key component behind this technology, every major player in tech is beating down its doors.
To make things even better, this company has been selected to take part in a $425 million project with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Of course, like any investment, there are risks involved.
That's why Robinson has thoroughly vetted the opportunity and would like to tell you everything you need to know about this company.
But before Robinson's full presentation, we want to make sure Money Morning readers know more about our Director of Tech & Venture Capital Research and his many accomplishments.
Who Is Tech Guru Michael A. Robinson?
Michael is one of our most prominent and respected investing "gurus" here at Money Map Press – and for good reason. He is one of the top financial analysts working today. Make no mistake: Michael's ideas are completely his own. He's a true original. He works solely for Money Map Press… and receives absolutely no compensation from companies he writes about.
His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style.
Michael's 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too.
As editor of the financial newsletter American Wealth Underground, Michael amassed an amazing track record using rigorous investing. The first analyst to uncover the rare earth mineral crisis, he amassed cumulative gains of 990% for his readers in just 16 months.
His research is world class, too. The Oakland Tribune, Detroit News, The San Francisco Examiner, The Kansas City Times, Wealth Magazine, and American Banker all publish his reporting. He has appeared on Larry King's syndicated radio show.
Robinson has an honors economics degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a minor in journalism.
And today, we're excited to share his thoroughly vetted opportunity.
You can see the full presentation, right here.
New Technology Could Create $2.86 Trillion in Wealth: The revenue growth is shocking. Last year, with a very limited release, it generated $70 million in revenue. This year, it's on track for $684 million. But over the next three years, the core technology could create $2.86 trillion in new American wealth. And this isn't just for the billionaires of the world. Many everyday Americans could become millionaires as well. Click here to see how you could be one of them…