In less than 60 days, a new technology will be revealed that could potentially change an entire industry worth billions of dollars.
In fact, this technology could forever rewrite thousands of years of collective knowledge.
It’s so disruptive that I bet some of the world’s biggest companies – the Apples and Googles of the world – will be jumping at the chance to acquire this patent-pending technology when it’s revealed.
I believe this technological discovery could even one day place its inventors in line for a shot at winning the coveted Millennium Technology Prize and maybe even the Nobel Prize for Physics.
What I am saying may sound like an exaggeration, but I promise you it’s not.
This discovery is a radical change in not just engineering and basic concepts, but a change in the way we understand physics.
We Don’t Know, What We Don’t Know
From DSLR to iPhone cameras, to the world’s largest telescopes capable of zooming in on stars beyond our galaxy, all of these technologies revolve around a simple concept: gathering, bending, and focusing light.
For nearly 400 years, we have understood that in order to gather and focus light to retain an image, we had to use curved lenses or curved mirrors.
Take your smartphone, for instance.
If you look closely at the camera lens inside, you will see that it’s curved. And if you take it apart, you will see that it’s actually a combination of stacked curved lenses.
But because space is a limiting factor in smartphones, enhancing and improving the camera within it becomes very challenging.
In other words, smartphone makers have been handcuffed by the limitations of physics that they currently understand.
Take, for example, Apple’s latest iPhone.
In order to take better pictures capable of better magnification, Apple has incorporated two separate lenses into their iPhone 7 Plus: a wide angle lens and a second telephoto lens.
I said Apple would do this last July before the iPhone 7 was released:
“…Apple’s new iPhone 7 is now rumoured to have a two-camera lens system, after a recent patent application was published in January. The patent outlines a dual-camera system that consists of one standard wide-angle lens similar to what’s in the iPhone today and a second telephoto lens capable of capturing zoomed-in video and photos.”
It’s clear that despite all of the improvements smartphone makers have made, the biggest hurdle they have is making a smartphone capable of taking pictures with better magnification.
That’s because no matter the improvements in software, such as higher megapixels or better image processing, the image can only be as good as the source capturing it: the lens system.
Now the basic concept of lens physics revolves around using curved lenses. It tells us that if we want to see further, we need to go longer because the light has to converge into a focus point.
That’s why Apple had to add a second lens system to accommodate those who want to capture pictures from far away.
But what if we are wrong?
What if a curved lens or curved mirrors are not the only way to gather and focus light to retain an image?
What if there was another way?
Today, I am going to introduce you to a Company whose founders have broken the basic fundamental of optics: that apertures need to be curved and circular.
The implications for this discovery are startling.
And it all begins with…
NexOptic Technology Corp
(TSX Venture: NXO)
(OTC: NXOPF) (Frankfurt: E3O) (Berlin: E3O)
NexOptic Technology Corp. has an option to acquire 100% of Spectrum Optix, a Company developing technologies relating to imagery and light concentration applications. The full details of this deal can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Spectrum’s core technology, the patent-pending Blade Optics™, contains flat lenses and aims to disrupt conventional lens and image capture-based systems.
This includes everything from telescopes to cameras and mobile devices, by creating a lens system that reduces the depth (relative to aperture size) currently required in many traditional curved lens stacks.
Just take a look at how the Blade Optics technology compares to a traditional telescope.
Below is what a 5″ aperture traditional telescope looks like when compared to a 5″ aperture Blade Optics™ telescope:
This may sound familiar if you’ve been reading the Equedia Letter for some time.
That’s because I first introduced this Company to you last year when the stock was trading at just C$0.34.
If you haven’t read my report, you should do that first by CLICKING HERE.
And if you want a simplified version of the story, take a look at this video:
If you already know this story, you can jump to “Just the Beginning” below.
Otherwise, here is an excerpt that explains the technology:
“…In optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels.
Generally, the bigger the aperture, the more light it captures.
Via How Stuff Works:
“A telescope’s ability to collect light is directly related to the diameter of the lens or mirror – the aperture – that is used to gather light. Generally, the larger the aperture, the more light the telescope collects and brings to focus, and the brighter the final image.”
But Blade Optics™ doesn’t have a diameter because it doesn’t have a circular aperture.
That means many of the formulas and equations, including aperture, have to be redefined when using Blade Optics™ technology.
For example, to determine aperture area, we use the following, via Wikipedia:
“The amount of light captured by a lens is proportional to the area of the aperture, equal to:
Where the two equivalent forms are related via the f-number N = f / D, with focal length f and aperture diameter D.”
A diameter relates to a circle; Blade Optics™ uses a square aperture.
So how does that equation apply? It doesn’t.
And neither does the F-Stop* equation that many photographers use.
(*In optics, the f-number (sometimes called focal ratio, f-ratio, f-stop, or relative aperture) of an optical system is the ratio of the lens’s focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil)
Why is this significant?
Well aside from eliciting the response of “breaking the laws of physics” by a senior executive from a global defense leader, it also allows more light to be gathered.
When you use a camera, the lens is circular. It gathers and focuses the image to a chip, which is square.
As you can see in the picture on the right, you lose a lot of light when using a camera lens because that circular lens projects the image onto a smaller, square microchip.
But since Blade Optics™ has a square aperture (can we even call it an aperture?), it naturally gathers more light.
Not only can Blade Optics™ gather more light relative to aperture size, it significantly reduces depth size when compared to traditional telescopes.
Imagine what this could mean for entire industries.
Imagine the Possibilities
Size is crucial. Much of our current optics rely on reflective or refractive telescope fundamentals.
That means in order to see further, we need bigger apertures and thus, even longer devices to house the separation.
Size has been a limiting factor for many industries including drones, space, cameras, telescopes, and others.
If Blade Optics™ can significantly reduce the length of the optical instruments used in these different applications, it could usher in a new wave of technological advances.
That’s just the beginning.
What about binoculars and scopes that fit in your pocket?
What about pocket-sized microscopes?
What about the future of cameras?
What about the defense sector, such as drone surveillance?
What about a smart phone capable of incredible zoom?
The possibilities are endless.
…In fact, Blade Optics™ technology uses conventional image sensors, which potential customers find very attractive because they don’t need to develop entirely new image sensors to use Blade Optics™.
Furthermore, the technology also uses conventional materials so clients have options in their supply-chain.”
I strongly suggest you read my original report if you haven’t already.
Just the Beginning
Today, NexOptic is getting closer to unveiling their prototype – one that could take the industry by storm.
In fact, on November 29, 2016, the Company told us that a public and media exhibit of the proof of concept prototype is being planned for the first quarter of 2017.
(I have 5 exclusive VIP tickets for our readers to this event which will made available by random draw once the Company announces the date. The event will be held in Vancouver, BC. I’ll have more details in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in attending, reply to this email with the subject line “NXO Launch” and we’ll put you down for an early draw to win a ticket.)
Most importantly, NexOptic subtlety announced that the prototype works.
“NexOptic Technology Corp. and Spectrum Optix Inc. of Calgary, Canada, and together with NexOptic (the “Companies”), are pleased to report that Spectrum has successfully completed the first set of optical tests for the patent pending Blade Optics™ portion of the lens stack for its proof of concept prototype (“POC”) telescope.
The Companies are satisfied with the performance metrics of Blade Optics™ on an optical bench, and expect it to enable the unprecedented form factor benefits (as described in the Companies’ joint news release from November 1, 2016) after incorporating the remaining optical elements of the POC.
“These tests indicate that our patent pending Blade Optics™ lens technology works as our prototype design and engineering simulations showed,” said Paul McKenzie, CEO of NexOptic and Director of Spectrum.
“I am proud of how far we’ve come with the technology that forms the foundation of our Companies and look forward to revealing our highly anticipated POC prototype in the near future.”
In conjunction with its primary prototype development contractor Ruda Cardinal Inc. (“Ruda”), a world leader in optical prototype development and construction, testing of the Blade Optics™ portion of the POC was completed in the visible spectrum at 486nm (nanometre), 589 nm, and 656nm wavelengths with a 10nm band. Key reference factors for Spectrum’s patent pending Blade Optics™ technology, such as spot size and aberrations, were tested and conformed to performance specifications identified in the simulations phase of development.
The diffraction limit of the nominal system is approximately 17um (micrometers) while still maintaining the approximate five-inch depth of the overall POC device.
This demonstrates the potential for excellent image quality from the POC within the form factor enabled by Blade Optics™.”
Here is another video with a first look at the NexOptic prototype.
As a result of the announcement, NexOptic is now trading at C$1.25 – nearly 270% higher than when I first introduced it.
It’s now up more than 50% from last week when I told you that I expected more to come from NexOptic in my 2017 Investment Outlook.
I believe a big part of the recent jump in share price this week was the announcement that Stephen Petranek has joined the board of NexOptic.
Many of you may know him as the widely-recognized technology futurist and award-winning author that you saw on Ted Talks.
He is also Co-Executive Producer of the National Geographic mini-series “MARS”, which is based on, and inspired by, his book, “How We’ll Live on Mars,” published by Simon and Shuster and the TED Conferences.
If you haven’t seen this series, I suggest you do. It’s absolutely incredible.
You can find it by visiting: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/.
Petranek’s critically acclaimed book was partly a result of extensive conversations and interviews with Elon Musk, CEO of Space-X, and senior management and leading scientists at NASA.
But that’s not all.
Petranek is the former editor-in-chief of the world’s largest scientific magazine, Discover, and was the senior editor for sciences at Life Magazine.
He was also a recipient of the prestigious John Hancock Award for Business and Financial Writing, considered by many to be the Pulitzer of financial writing.
Why is this important and why do I believe it had such a big impact on the stock?
Because Petranek is widely connected in the scientific community. He knows a lot of people and has many connections, and I am sure he is telling people about NexOptic.
Here’s what Petranek had to say about joining the board:
“I am honored and excited to be joining such an innovative company at the cutting edge of a technological revolution.
The team at NexOptic is energetic, dedicated and determined to succeed and I believe that the Blade Optics technology has the potential to completely alter our current concept of how we think of lenses and what they can do. I look forward to being part of a potential disruptive shift in how we observe the world around us.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if his followers are now buying the stock.
So yes, while the recent near 50% increase in share price last week is quite the jump, I really believe that this is just the beginning.
First of all, the prototype hasn’t even been revealed – that’s when the story really begins. It’s like we’ve seen the trailer, but the movie hasn’t opened.
Second, how do you value something that could potentially change or reinvent the way we think about lenses and cameras?
What could this be worth to camera makers such as Canon or Nikon?
What could this be worth to telescope and binocular makers such as Bushnell or Leopold?
What could this be worth to the booming drones and surveillance sector?
What could this be worth to all of the smartphone makers, such as Apple, Google, or Samsung, who are constantly battling for the number one spot by touting they have the best camera?
When you take a step back to see how lenses have become an integral part of modern life, you’ll begin to see what this opportunity truly represents.
I am happy that many of the readers who invested in NexOptic are up significantly on their investment – a multibagger is nothing to sneeze at.
But despite the run up in share price in recent months, NexOptic is still only valued at just over C$60 million.
Would it be unreasonable to say that it should be worth much more than that?
I don’t think so.
Would it be unreasonable to think that Apple or Google, or any major tech giant, would pay much more for the exclusive license to the tech?
I don’t think so.
But the valuation is yours to make because there are always risks.
No Risk, No Reward
There are always risks to investing.
Earlier last year, the biggest risk for NexOptic was the question of “does the technology work?”
The Company has already announced that its prototype works – it just hasn’t been revealed to the world.
So that means the tech has already been significantly de-risked from that standpoint.
The next most obvious risk in my opinion is patent risk.
NexOptic has already been granted a design patent in Europe and filed a full patent application last year.
In February, its secret technology will be revealed to the world. Given how disruptive it could be, there is a chance someone will challenge it. Challenges to patents are a very normal occurrence for the patent process.
NexOptic has very high-powered patent attorneys on its side and its management is confident they can protect the patent. But until a patent is granted, the risk remains.
There is also a risk that someone may come up with a better technology. There are metamaterials that are currently being used that also contain flat lenses, but are quite far away from being used as a replacement for current lenses.
Lastly, the stock has had a run and profit takers at current price levels are only logical. But again, you have to decide if the Company is undervalued at today’s prices.
I certainly believe it is.
Throughout the years, I have introduced many stocks that have been multibaggers – stocks that give returns that are several times their costs.
But no other stock has me more excited than NexOptic.
It’s not just because their technology could change the world or redefine physics.
And it’s not just because it represents one of my biggest investment positions.
I am excited because I was one of the first investors of this technology when it was just a scientific theory.
When I told people about this tech – even some of the smartest investors – they didn’t get it.
But how could I blame them? Even some of the world’s smartest optical engineers didn’t believe it.
This Company has been very close to me since its inception and it’s amazing to see how far it has come.
I know the guys behind the scenes have worked very diligently making this all happen. The people involved are some of the hardest working and smartest people I have met.
This is what happens when good people do great things:
I can’t wait to see their technology unveiled to the world, and I can’t wait for five lucky readers to join me (more on this in future Letters).
That’s when the NexOptic story truly begins.
NexOptic Technology Corp.
Canadian Trading Symbol: TSX-V: NXO
US Trading Symbol: OTCQB: NXOPF
German Trading Symbols: Frankfurt: E301 Berlin: E301
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