Technology has really advanced and has taken centre stage in this world. We are therefore going to have a look at the 12 most technologically advanced countries in the world. Is your country on the list?
China has often been touted as the next super power. Some say that it is already a superpower. The nation has surprised the world with major developments in the field of technology. Gunpowder and compass were first used in China.
Today it is focusing on fields like robotics, semiconductors, high-speed trains, supercomputers, genetics and automobiles. It is steadily expanding its space exploration program.
High-tech companies in the Netherlands manufacture telecommunication systems, computers, electronic measurement and control equipment, medical and scientific instruments, and electric switching gear and transformers.
The nation has made significant strides with inventions like compact disc, artificial kidney, pendulum clock, telescope and microscope.
Singapore is a high-tech, business-friendly nation. It is a knowledge-based, innovation driven economy. The nation has fastest internet in the world.
The home internet speed is up to 1 Gbps. All the citizens of Singapore own a smartphone. The nation is well-known for its high-tech infrastructure.
Canada has a highly developed technology sector. The Government of Canada encourages industrial research. The nation specializes in biotechnology and space exploration. It allocated 1.8 percent of its GDP for R&D.
Canada launched The Science, Technology and Innovation Council in an endeavor to enhance the quality of life of its citizens through science and technology. Canada introduced the wireless interact machines, chip less credit and debit cards and the advanced supersonic twin-engined, Avro Arrow.
8) United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is the world’s first industrialized nation. It is credited with the discovery of hydrogen. Jet engine, locomotive engine, World Wide Web, electric motor, incandescent light bulb and commercial electrical telegraph were invented in the UK.
Britain’s recent technologies include the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, BAE Systems Taranis.
Finland is well-known for high-tech projects and healthcare facilities. It gave birth to Nokia, which was a world leader in mobile communications for many years.
Nowadays the nation is focusing on biosciences, energy and environmental science.
The Russians launched the first human-made object (Soviet Union’s Luna 2) to reach the surface of the Moon. Apart from space technology, Russia is rightly called the “Big Daddy” in the field of heavy machinery. It has one of the best high-tech defense systems.
It exports defense equipment to many nations in the world. Russia’s S300, S400, S500 and ICBM long range surface-to-air missile systems are very efficient than any other in the world.
Germany has been a high-tech nation for decades. It is well-known for its achievements in the field of engineering. German research scientists have contributed in fields like space travel and nanotechnology. R&D efforts are an integral part of the German economy.
Scientific research in the country is supported by the industry. Germany is the home of many research organizations like Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific community, Fraunhofer Society and Max Planck Society. Germany’s automotive technology is outstanding with big brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and Porsche.
Around 35 percent of Israel’s exports are technology-related. Israel is one among the top five in space science. It is also known for its innovations in the defense industry. Israel developed the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with real-time surveillance.
This amazing nation is among the few nations in the world that have modern electric car infrastructure. You will find a well-maintained network of recharging stations all over Israel.
3) South Korea
South Korea is the birthplace of technology companies like LG, Hyundai and Samsung. These brands are competing with global technology brands like Apple and Toyota.
South Korean scientists have made significant contributions in fields like robotics.
The average internet speed in South Korea is thrice that in the US.
2) United States
The advances in space technology have played a significant role in making the United States of America a global superpower. From the atomic bomb to landing Neil Armstrong on the Moon.
Space exploration, pharmaceuticals, defense system and telecommunications have been United States’ main focus for many decades. This nation has the most powerful and technologically advanced military in the world.
This nation has produced the world’s biggest technology companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Intel, IBM and Microsoft. These technology behemoths have changed the way people live worldwide.
Japan is well-known for its scientific research. Research scientists of Japan have made immense contributions in various fields like automobiles, electronics, machinery, earthquake engineering, optics, industrial robotics, metals and semi-conductors.
The nation has been looking to become less dependent on imported fuel since 1973. Its efforts bore fruit in 2008, when it inaugurated seven nuclear reactors.
Nuclear reactors supply around 34 percent of the nation’s electricity. Japanese researchers have won many Nobel Prizes.