Many nations from all across the world have been trying so hard to become technologically advanced. This is simply because when they become a household name in technology, it reflects their status and power at a global level. When this happens, they would be able to achieve and master almost anything, from peaceful negotiations to starting a war.
Although technology is among the greatest weapons a country may have, it may also become the root of destruction, especially when not used wisely. As a tribute to the nations that worked hard to bring comfort and ease in the life of people through inventions and modern innovations, we present you this list:
As the first people who used compass and gunpowder, the Chinese people has surprised the world with vast developments in terms of technology. At the moment, they are focusing on the development of high-speed trains, robotics, genetics, automobile, and semiconductors. Soon, they aim to expand to space exploration.
The Netherlands has made significant milestones with inventions, such as artificial kidney, telescope, microscope, pendulum clock, and compact disc. Now, manufacturing companies in the country are focusing on the creation of electronic measurement and control equipment, telecommunication systems, electric switching gears, medical and scientific instruments, transformers, and maritime technologies.
Known as a business-friendly nation, Singapore has the fastest internet on the planet. This innovation driven economy has a maximum internet speed of 1Gbps. Apart from fast internet connectivity, Singapore is also known for its world-class and state-of-the-art infrastructures.
Canada currently specializes in space exploration and biotechnology, allocating 1.8% of their GDP for the research and development of new technologies. This country was the first to introduce chip less credit and debit cards, advanced supersonic twin-engined, Avro Arrow, and wireless interact machines.
Due to the discovery of hydrogen, the United Kingdom became the world’s first ever industrialized nation. The country has since acquired worldwide recognition after they introduced the World Wide Web, jet engine, electric motor, locomotive engine, commercial electrical telegraph, and incandescent light bulbs. The BAE Systems Taranis and the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle are among UK’s most recent innovations.
Known for its healthcare facilities and modern technological projects, Finland was once a world leader in the world of mobile communications. It was the birth place of Nokia. Today, the country is more focused on technologies related to environmental science, energy, and biosciences.
For decades already, Germany has been a technologically advanced nation. It has been known for its contributions and advancements in the field of engineering. Also, many German scientists have given their contributions in various fields, including nanotechnology and space travel. Germany is home to many automotive giants, such as Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz.
When it comes to space science, Israel is among the best countries. Though they have contributed a lot in the defense industry, they also did well in the automotive business. They are the first nation to introduce the first unmanned vehicle or UAV with built-in surveillance. Israel is also among the few nations on the planet that uses modern infrastructure and electric cars.
South Korea is home to many technology companies, such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG. These brands are known to compete with global technology brands like Toyota and Apple. And in the field of robotics, South Korean scientists also had significant contributions. The country’s average internet speed is thrics to that of the United States.
Space technology has been very important for the Americans. With their inventions, they were able to send Neil Armstrong on the moon. Now, space exploration is not just their focus. The country has branched out to other industries as well, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and defense system. In terms of technologies for the military, U.S. is also one big nation. This country is the birthplace of many of the world’s major companies, including Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Google, and Facebook.
Japan has made tremendous contributions in a variety of fields, which include electronics, machinery, automobiles, industrial robotics, semi-conductors, metals, earthquake engineering, and optics. Since 1973, the country has became less dependent on imported fuel due to the invention nuclear reactors, which supply almost 34% of their electricity.