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The world’s largest country was in a tight race with the USA to reach space during the Cold War. The former Soviet superpower remains a world leader to this day in space technology but has also developed a hefty military industry alongside its programmers. Nowadays, Russia is a global force exporting military, aircraft, transport and manufacturing equipment around the world. For this reason, it is number 10 on our list of most technologically advanced countries in the world.
If you think German technology boils down to car manufacturing and Einstein’s theory of relativity, think again! Europe’s number 1 economy has been and remains a global leader in engineering, infrastructure, scientific research, pharmaceuticals and military technology. Not only is the private sector thriving and prosperous, but the German government also supports research through organizations and grants in research-intensive universities. With a sizzling industry and robust history of innovation, Germany is solidly anchored to remain advanced in technology for decades to come.
8. South Korea
The Southern neighbor of the Hermit Kingdom has grown over the past decades into a global think-tank with the ideas and know-how for innovative creations. Seoul, a bright and modern metropolis, is the country’s largest city and host to cutting-edge companies. The country has recently been outshined by others on this list, but rest assured that the home of Samsung and Hyundai remains one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, at number 8.
This sparsely-populated country is the birthplace of technology giants like Blackberry, Hootsuite Media, and Shopify. The Ottawa-based e-commerce provider is now valued at over $2.5 billion and was only made public in 2015! With an accessible education system and major investments in research and development, Canada is sure to create new game-changers in years to come. With its innovative ideas and skilled labor force, Canada is number 7 on our list of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.
This city-sized country is mostly known for exorbitant real estate also has a lot of clout in the technology sector thanks to its strong financial sector. From banking systems to payment processes and customer-centric tools, Singapore is a world-class example of innovation in a regulated industry. In addition to a strong services technology industry, the country is also a major player in the Information and Communication Technology field, supporting Singapore’s number six on our list of most technologically advanced countries in the world.
This vast and populous country has a long-standing history of leading the world in science and technology. From the printing press to gunpowder, paper and cartography, China has led the world in innovation for centuries. Since the late 1980s, a new Chinese trend has emerged: large-scale manufacturing. Gone are the days of crudely assembled gizmos, though! Nowadays, China is where specialized technology is being manufactured with quality parts and high-caliber skilled laborers. Check the country of origin on your favorite household items, chances are they were Made in China!
Having more technology companies listed on the NASDAQ stock market that any other country in the world besides the U.S. gets Israel to the 4th place of the most technologically advanced countries. Israel leads the world in many technological fields such as military and civilian drones, satellites, medicine, self-driving technology and many more ‘futuristic’ technologies. Waze was the most notable recent Israeli startup to be acquired by Google.
Another Silicon Valley is located in Bangalore, India. With the second largest population in the world and with increasing numbers of ambitious graduates, India has a skilled labor force ready to rock the boat of mobile technology. After becoming the world’s premier destination for outsourcing work in IT, accounting, and customer service, India is now becoming a leader in mobile apps, e-commerce and business solutions. India’s proven record in scaling up smart services and educating the next cohorts of engineers and entrepreneurs makes the country number 3 in our list of most technologically advanced countries in the world.
This East Asian powerhouse is a world leader in nuclear technology, robotics, entertainment, photography, and transportation. Brands like Nintendo, Canon, Mitsubishi, Sony and Toyota have revolutionized consumer goods all over the world and changed the face of many industries. One famous food technology creation from Japan is already in every college student’s kitchen: instant noodles! Next up, the number 1 most technologically advanced country in the world. Can you guess which country it is?
1. United States of America
The world’s largest economy also has a huge output in inventions. Global positioning systems, commonly known as GPS, were originally a US military creation. The technology eventually leaped into our homes and is now commonly found in cell phones, cars, and even pet collars! The USA is also the birthplace of the internet. San Francisco’s Bay Area, nicknamed Silicon Valley, houses tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple. By hosting the tech capital of the world and with a history of inventors pushing boundaries, the US makes it to spot number 1 in our list of the world’s most technologically advanced countries in the world.