Pocket Nine-times your money with HCIT: “This Discreet Amsterdam ‘Rendezvous’ Will Ignite a $678 Billion Tech Explosion”

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, August 24, 2009

One of the fun things about serving as your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe is that boredom is never a challenge — each morning I get up and check the email box, and there’s invariably some bit of balderdash in there just waiting for a look-see.

And today? No different, as you’ve no doubt surmised. Today I’m looking at an ad from Karim Rahemtulla for his Xcelerated Profits Report, about whose teasers I’ve written many times before.

And though the company teased here is essentially focused on touch screen technology and some related businesses, the part that grabs your attention is the bit about a mysterious meeting that will take place, according to the ad …

“On September 15th…

“This Discreet Amsterdam ‘Rendezvous’ Will Ignite a $678 Billion Tech Explosion ….

“‘The event of the decade.’ – BBC News Technology Forecaster

“Here’s how you could pocket nine-times your money ahead of the coming boom…

“It happens on September 15…

“That’s when top executives from around the world will discreetly meet at a private location in the heart of Amsterdam…

“The heads of companies like Motorola, Google, Intel, and Qualcomm will begin their meeting promptly at 8:00am…

“There will be no media coverage… you won’t see it on live broadcast… and full details won’t be published in the Journal for months.”

This is a technique I’ve seen used a few times — copywriters love to find a little meeting, or congressional hearing, or technical conference somewhere, and use that scheduled event to create an aura of secrecy and mystery and, of course, urgency … so don’t worry, I’ll tell you about this special meeting and about the company being teased, just give me a few more moments of your time.

So what’s going to happen at this meeting? Well, the Rahemtulla version is:

“In short, they will fast-track the proliferation of a new breakthrough that Popular Mechanics calls a ‘highly evolved…technology… changing the way humans interact with machines.’

“It’s a ‘touch’ technology that will soon let you feel the texture of an iceberg thousands of miles away… test the firmness of a mattress over the internet… and even touch your spouse’s hand while you’re away on business.

“It might sound far-fetched, but this technology already has a handful of tech giants scrambling to get a piece of the action.

“In fact, Nokia – the global cell phone leader – just got on board, and is eager to make this next generation ‘touch’ technology a major component in its 2010 lineup.”

How can you not want to buy that? How about some details that can tell us specifically which company this is? The teaser letter goes on to say that just the top four industries who might use this technology would make it a $678 billion market. We throw around a lot of numbers in this space, but that’s a big one — that’s about twice as much money as ExxonMobil had in sales over the last year.

They then go on to explain the technology, without using the key word that most accurately describes it (that would make it too easy, naturally) …

“It’s called human-computer interaction technology