Sep 15, 2012, 8:23 AM |

Say Goodbye to 'Made-In-China'

And say hello to the breakthrough technology that's launching a 21st-century industrial revolution right here in America. Business Insider calls it "the next trillion dollar industry."

The suits on Wall Street think this idea is too good to be true. But the guys who brought you the iPod and Amazon.com are already on board. You still have time to join them, if you act fast...

Dear Fellow Investor,

Tell me if this sounds crazy. I just saw a violin appear out of thin air and play a Bach sonata.

And that's not the half of it.

Right before that, I saw someone cram a milk jug into a metal tube and pull a shoelace out at the other end. Heck, when I sat down to my desk this morning, I saw an anatomically perfect human kidney spun together on a cotton candy wheel. A surgeon used it to perform a successful transplant.

You're right. All of those things do sound crazy! But all of them are real.

And technology experts are convinced that this is just the beginning.

Not just hackers, hobbyists, and over-caffeinated engineering professors, mind you. We're talking some of the biggest players in the big ideas business.

They saw the same incredible video demonstrations that I did, and decided they just had to get a piece of the action.

  • Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos joined an investment group that plowed $10 million of venture capital into this game changer.
  • Google rushed their development team to make a software app for it.
  • Hewlett Packard cut a deal with one of the two main hardware makers.
  • The Consumer Electronics Association featured it at their 2012 extravaganza in Las Vegas, where it "stole the show."
  • The Pirate Bay -- the world's most powerful digital copyright cheater -- released a manifesto declaring that intellectual property law is now obsolete and predicting the death of the factory as we know it. All because this "impossible" technology is now not only possible, but affordable.

Naturally, there are skeptics.

"People Will Never Buy
One of Those !!!" 
-- Top 10 Bonehead 
Technology Predictions

  1. "[The telephone] is a great invention but who would want to use it?"
    -- U.S President Rutherford Hayes (1872)
  2. "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." 
    -- Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)
  3. "Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize [the light bulb] as a conspicuous failure." 
    -- Chairman of the American Lighthouse Board (1880)
  4. "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." 
    -- Thomas Edison (1889)
  5. "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value." 
    -- internal memo to the President of RCA (1921)
  6. "Who the h*** wants to hear actors talk?" 
    -- one of the Warner Brothers (1927)
  7. "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant." 
    -- Canadian astronomer (1902)
  8. "Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night." 
    -- Producer for 20th Century Fox (1946)
  9. "We don't think we'd do well in the cell phone business." 
    -- Steve Jobs (2003)
  10. "But what is this [microchip] good for?" 
    -- IBM Engineer (1968)

When it comes to truly disruptive ideas that force us to rethink our basic assumptions about everything, there always are.

Most "reasonable" people thought the telephone, the light bulb, the radio, the television, the personal computer, and the cell phone would never be commercially successful.(See the box on the right for a good laugh.)

But that's the thing about "reasonable" people. When they imagine the future, they only see the present.

The truth of the matter is, the world we enjoy today is built on technologies that imagined a new future.

Technologies that transformed ordinary people's lives by making them easier and better.

And that's exactly what this invention does.

Analysts in the know are calling it 

Right now, only a few forward thinking investors understand how truly enormous this change will be.

But when we're looking at an industry that's sustained a mind-blowing 26.2% annual growth rate for more than 20 years… how much longer do you think that can last?

Look, I've never been the kind of guy who gets caught up in the "next big thing" hype.

My name is Mark Brooks, and I publish an award-winning financial newsletter called Motley Fool Stock Advisor.

Believe me, I've seen a lot of "next big things" come along in my day. So I don't blame you if you want to look before you leap.

Here at The Motley Fool, we don't chase after hype. We look for smart investments that have outstanding long-term growth potential.

We think for ourselves, and we think you should too.

So it took me a lot of research before I clearly understood how 3D printing was going to change our world in a profound way.

More than anything, it was one conversation that changed my mind...

That's why I urge you to take the next few minutes to read this report from cover to cover.

In plain language, it breaks down this incredible technology and how it will transform everything about our economy -- from manufacturing, to transportation, to healthcare, to defense, to education, to... you name it.

You'll learn about the three visionary companies that are destroying the S&P 500, and the one man who knows exactly when and how to invest in them.

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He's up 210.0% since making his first investment in this technology in 2008. The rest of the market returned only 15.3%. He made 77.9% with his second 3D printing investment in 2009, even better than the 40.3% return that everyone else has made since then. And he's made an incredible 123.9% in just a few weeks by adding the third and final piece of this trillion dollar puzzle in January. (The S&P grew 8.7%.)

He's the one who convinced me this technology is for real. And that I needed the right plan if I wanted to invest in it.

What can I say? I'm a believer now.

So I was nodding my head in agreement when I saw the following headline on the newsstand at the airport the other day. It was inForbes. It said this invention...

"Will Change Absolutely Everything 
It Touches"

Are you ready to find out what it is?

I thought so. And I'd hate to keep you in suspense any longer.

It all started in the early 1980s, at a small laboratory in Southern California's canyon country.

That was right around the time that Hewlett Packard and Epson were marketing the first commercially successful desktop printers.

Skeptics at the time said no office would ever buy its own printer.

Then they said that it made no sense to put one on an employee's desk.

Then they said that nobody would want one in their home. That color printing would never work. Or photo printing...

But think about how much desktop printing has changed our working lives. Do you remember mimeographs? Carbon paper?


Meanwhile, at that lab in the sun-kissed Santa Clarita Valley, researchers were already laying the groundwork for the next revolution.