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In the past few years, many of the biggest gains that investors saw were in the world of technology. Large cap names like Netflix, Amazon, or Facebook dominated the list of top performers, and captivated investors' imaginations too.

However, these companies are focused on increasingly mature (and increasingly competitive) market segments which aren't the growth stories that they used to be, though they do remain solid nonetheless. Still, areas like mobile, e-commerce, or the rapid shift in content delivery, have already seen incredible change and are in no need of disruption anymore. Instead, investors may want to look to other areas of the tech world for the next leaders in technology outperformance.

But where can investors find these potential outperformers of the future?

Data Dominates the World

Well, consider what has been happening in not only the corporate world, but our own personal lives too. One of the biggest, most unstoppable trends has easily been the ever-increasing amount of data that now inundates every second of our lives.

The volume of data that we experience and deal with on a daily basis is truly incredible, and one of the least discussed major market trends as of late. It isn't just a perception of information overload either though. In fact, according to Eric Schmidt of Google, as much info is being created every two days as was created from the dawn of civilization to the year 2003.

Clearly, things are moving at a near exponential pace, and with the rise of the Internet of Things, driverless cars, and virtual reality, the rate of change -- and the importance of data -- is likely to only accelerate in the near future too.

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This looks to be one of the defining stories of our time, but it is still in its infancy. After all, we might be awash in data, but who is actually taking advantage of all this extra information? Most companies these days see data paralysis or have trouble finding the signal in the noise, but a choice few are on the other end of the spectrum and are well-positioned to take advantage of the current market trends and the massive amounts of data being created.

Companies are just now beginning to understand how to harness the power of data, with machines learning and improving on their own, with minimal to no human intervention at all. These changes and the advent of 'smart machines' are likely to revolutionize a number of industries, and all a lot sooner than you think. While machines working on their own might seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, companies are already tapping into these trends in a number of industries. Consider some of the incredible examples as of late:

Health Care -- Is there a sector of the economy that is more deserving of a technology upgrade than health care? The space has been behind the times in many respects, but a focus on big data could be the big boost that many are hoping for. This is especially true in terms of patient diagnoses, since using vast amounts of data -- including trends from patients with similar attributes -- is helping to lead to more accurate and helpful treatment plans. And it is only getting better with additional information.

Online Content -- For companies in online marketing and content, it can be difficult to figure out which types of messages will resonate best with customers. But with the world of big data, marketers can ascertain which messages will do best with certain types of customers, tailoring advertising on a scale that was unthinkable even just a few years ago.

Smart Vehicles & Devices -- As more data piles in from the Internet of Things, machines can 'learn' user preferences and patterns in order to better optimize usage. Autonomous Vehicles are the holy grail for companies here, and those ready to take in and understand all the data that comes from this area of the market are likely to disrupt one of America's most famous industries.

Bottom Line

As you can see, several important industries are already being impacted by the ability to manipulate data and use it in an effective manner. And the number of exciting possibilities for investors will only increase as more companies and industries figure out how to utilize the world of big data in the near future.

You can certainly try to target companies that are the end users of this revolution, but why not focus on firms that are developing the cutting-edge technology or are already at the forefront of the revolution?

Where to Find the Next Netflixes, Amazons, and Facebooks

Fortunately, here at Zacks, we have identified a handful of companies that have incredible potential to be kings of this revolutionary technology shift and look to be big players for years to come.

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Have a great Memorial Day weekend,


Eric Dutram is an ETF strategist with special expertise in technological trends. He invites you to download Zacks' newly released Special Report, The 588% Revenue Explosion.