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Top 5 Most Hi-Tech Countries in the World

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It’s undeniable that the world has significantly evolved in terms of technological means for the past decades. Some countries are ahead of others in their discovery and adaptation of life-changing technologies. While it’s hard to be decisive, here’s our opinion of the top 5 countries boasting the most advanced technologies.

Top 5 Most Hi-Tech Countries in the World

1. Finland

Besides being hailed as the happiest nation on earth, Finland is claimed to be the most technologically-advanced country, according to the United Nations. The country leads the EU in various sectors, thanks to the high percentage of digital literacy amongst its population.

Home to the famous Nokia brand, the Scandinavian nation boasts the lowest health threat thanks to the advancement in medical technology. Finland is also 5G-ready. It puts the country amongst the few others with the capability of taking a huge step forward in the telecommunication space.

The fact that technological export makes up a significant part of Finland’s economy reflects the enviable position of the country. With a solid reputation for producing innovative and safe medical solutions, Finland is now focusing on environmental tech to mitigate climate change.

2. US

Even with the rise of other nations in science & technology, the US remains a force to be reckoned with, thanks to the massive budget allocated to its R&D effort. NASA’s exploits into space are no stranger to anyone on the earth with access to tech news.

The US is also the home for many renowned semiconductor firms. Intel and Xilinx, which powers a significant number of electronics devices around the world. Google and Facebook are also synonymous with US domination in the digital space.

Equally impressive is the military tech of the US, which has since stealth bomber, drones, and some of the most feared warships on the planet. In the new decade, the US is looking to make headways with artificial intelligence, particularly on how it changes the private sector.

3. Japan

Japan has always been synonymous with technological achievements in many disciplines. The country’s foray into the automotive industry has been impressive. Japan remains a market leader with manufacturers like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.

Japan is also the pioneer of the mechatronics discipline. They combine mechanical and electronics disciplines to produce innovative solutions. Japan-made robotic controls boost productivity for companies. This is one of the best examples of mechatronics solutions.

Its citizens also feel the technological prowess of Japan․ They live in highly-advanced smart cities. The country’s capability to cut waste and solve traffic issues in densely-populated cities is remarkable.

4. South Korea

Besides its K-Pop fandom that has taken over the world, South Korea has grown immensely in technological innovations. The country is renowned for the Samsung brand, which effectively revolutionized the mobile phone industry.

South Korea also boasts its range of automobile manufacturers. The export of Hyundai and Kia is growing every year. The government’s commitment to driving the tech sector is notable, as with the recent $4 billion allocations in 2019.

Much of the innovations of South Korean companies can be traced to the Pangyo Techno Valley (PTV), which is the Korean version of Silicon Valley. Tech startups are founded in the PTV, and ambitious tests like driverless automobiles are also carried out in the valley.

5. Germany

Home to many Nobel prizes winners, Germany is one of the most technologically-advanced countries in Europe. The country’s innovations can be traced back to World War II, where it pushes the limits in weaponry and medical discipline.

Today, Germany’s innovation is greatly felt across a broad spectrum. German companies have been impressive in manufacturing and robotics. Osram, a German lighting company, is the driving force for creating low energy LEDs for the mass consumer.

Luxury automobile brands are the testimonial of the German’s strength in technology. BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche are some of the renowned names on the road. With Germany abolishing university tuition fees in 2014, it is only natural for more brilliant scientists to be trained.