Most High Tech Countries
Japan is very safe country.
There are no accidents on the bullet trains, and the traffic signals are well-divided, and they are obeyed.
It is my favorite people and country.
Japan, as an Asian country (not to be racist) is superior to america (technologically) hands down. America may be the world power but they will never out wit or out last the wittiest of the mortal races. The Japanese are one of the most disregarded genius races on earth. These Asians precede their reputation as smarts and wits. I personally am a nationalist and will defend the claim that america is the best country to the depths of oblivion, but I cannot overlook that one day Japan will take its revenge against america and claim right to the title "Most powerful country in the world." For heaven's sake let us hope that the Japanese will stay peaceful and benevolent enough to prevent another war from ever again bringing Armageddon back to the world. God bless us all, God bless America, God bless the entire world and all those who dwell in its wake.
Products produced by this country are reliable and technically advanced. However they do not fully make the most of their strengths because of the language barriers together with its geographical location.
The communication between other advanced countries is poor, and hence this country is always heading toward somewhere else even though their technologies are so great.
This fact makes Japan more unique, foreigner can appreciate their great technology when he/she comes to Japan and see what one has never seen before.
Except for that weakness, their technological ability can be ranked number 1 in the world.
Japan is the most technologically advanced nation in Asia and maybe the whole world.
Japan is developing super advanced gadgets like dimensional elevator, this elevator can transport anyone to different floors of a tower in just a second. Everything will be hologram and like an ultimate transporter.
And in weapons, Japan is developing gundam-like units that can fire lasers and can float in air. Some rumors said that Japan is developing a big barrier that can defend whole japan from nuclear bombs, and tsunamis.
SO OVERALL JAPAN IS THE SUPERIOR OF TECHNOLOGY.
US is a very good country.
It has developed cities and is an economic powerhouse.
However, they have been beating and swearing at Asians lately.
That's what I want to see fixed.
Well I'm an American and this is a pretty interesting list. The reason people don't see America as technologically advanced like South Korea and Japan is that it's weaker in communications tech. I mean, America is a huge nation so it is technologically advanced differently than South Korea and Japan.
As a side note, East Asia is wowing the world with its technological advancements, but they love to improve on what currently exists while the Western world loves to think of new ideas. Therefore, the west is still pretty technologically advanced compared to Asia. After all, if you look at East Asia, only some nations are developed while some are developing.
Every nation has its own tech strengths, even Africa. I mean, they have mining so they're good at that!
If anything, we should wow at the European countries because historically, they literally had to start with no resources up there in that northern continent. Asia and Africa had a lot of riches.
Well, I will cover a few essential fields of technology which will probably decide the future of humanity.
1) The Internet
The United States of America, more specifically, Silicon Valley, is the reason why the world has an internet to access. It is in the US where some of the greatest technology corporations of out time are headquartered. Just look at Google, Intel, Microsoft, Apple, AMD, Dell, etc. Fremont, California is, to my knowledge, the fastest place on Earth, in terms of internet speed. The US is also one of the few countries in the world that has successfully integrated technology into all of the aspects of life including military, medicine, infrastructure, and common homes. Looking forward, the United States has some very ambitious projects such as the creation of an online virtual internet within a closed system to test future viruses.
The US was able to send man to the moon in 1969, and they have repeated this incredible feat more than 3 times ...more
The United States is the front runner in all experimentation whether it be in military break through a or I'm the field of medecine. The American government is close to 40 years ahead of where the world actually thinks they are; the United States is always many steps ahead of the competition because they have to be due to threats from all across the world. If people think the us government is only watching the homeland you are wrong because they are watching the world in a global network of servailence. Not to mention the United States middle defense programs that have created a shield around the United States and its allies. Also the United States has the largest private sector that is free to make progress in the technological word on their own which makes technological breakthroughs more common.
India was the superpower of the ancient world in terms of economy , military , culture and technology . Throughout history India's share of world GDP was 32.8 %. But 11th century onwards during the Turkic , Persian ,and Mughal invasions our economy dropped for 32.8 to 28 and during the British colonisation it further dropped drastically from 28 to 2 %. But it is slowly and steadily improving . Today majority of the high tech jobs in USA and Europe are done by Indians . Indian Americans have the highest median salary per capita in USA .
Indi's economy has been developing very well lately.
And the cities are developing very fast.
However, I wuld like you to think a little about hygiene in the way you make curry and other dishes.
British destroyed everything in India while ruling for 200 years and stole all the sources, ideas of intelligent Indian and showed this world that all those are British inventions. India is land of most intelligent people, look around you guys most of the doctors, engineers, scientists, CEO, founders and owner are originally from India. Even though many people in this world are resists towards them specially British. If India was not colonised by British Indian would have been way ahead from entire world.
Wow. India truly is one of the most advanced countries in the world. Almost everything the world has and needs comes from India. Did you know, India were the creators of music, cell phones and the number zero? Including many more famous things that the world wouldn't run without even now. But what makes India look so "poor"? The population. India is a beautiful, hard working nation that the world can't see, from the clear blue waters, that are even more amazing than Australia's, to the ancient buildings, India is a country you can't describe with only one word.
"India's beauty can't be described by being read or heard. It has to be seen. Once seen, then there's no coming back."
- Queen Elizabeth
"India is amazing. The people, the culture, the religion, everything. It can't be described just like that."
- Albert Einstein
South Korea came in second place after Japan on the list of highest technology countries in the world. South Korea is rated one of the top best highest technology countries on the planet due to making advanced robots, cars, trains, computers, boats, air conditioners, televisions, helicopters and planes. South Korea is one of the world's best and the highest technology ranking countries. South Korea is also voted on the list of countries with the fastest internet speed in the world and South Korea is near Japan in highest technologies!
I think South Korea is a very strong tech country in the world.
I've been there couple times for my business trips, it is wonderful how everything is connected with technology.
With its amazing transportation card; I could easily ride subway, bus, and taxi. Also, widespread public wifi impressed me, it's seriously everywhere.
Generally, people use Samsung pay (system paying with Samsung phones without a card ; earlier than Apple pay system) with their phones and Korean citizens are much likely exposed to technology in their daily life as like Japan, it's closest neighboring country.
I think it is that Korea has a lot more potential to grow, however, Japan's early dominance in Asian culture and economy with technology has been exposed and advertised way faster to the world since since Korean War, which caused Korea, in same Asia, the perception of less influencial in technology known to the public.
Japan used to be the world's tech leader in the 1970s to the 1990s. Back then, the world did not even know that Korea was a country that made technology. However, as Samsung, LG, and other companies in South Korea began to be advanced and started to compete with Japan, Germany, and other top countries as 2000 came in. But the real climax for Korea came in and will stay since the 2010s as Sony, Panasonic, Sanyo, and other Japanese technology companies begin to go under the Korean companies.
Korea should be the top 2, at least.
Korea dominates the world in technology. Look around and you will notice numerous Korean technologies even in the US. Ex: Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and etc. Companies like Apple can't compete with Samsung in any industry. Apple's got the basic (convenience) while on the other hand, Samsung has brains (technical aspects) which is more appealing to both younger and older generations. In addition, Korea has the fastest, free internet in this world. South Korea's internet speed is 20x (times) faster than that of America.
German technology, even though being parted after the second world war, is still top notch in the world. German engineers and scientists won the space race for the US. They developed the first nuclear missile (it's a horrible weapon but still an impressive piece of technology), the first car engine, jet engine, fully programmable computer...
The only tech industry which Germany doesn't either lead or at least stay at the top of is IT. In the cold war and it's separated status (BRD-DDR) Germany seems to have missed out on that sector a bit.
But giant Top Tech Companies like Siemens, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Daimler, BASF, Bosch, Continental are leading in the fields of electronics, cars, robotics/automation, etc.
Excuse me?! Why is Germany even on number 5?! Should have put it number 3 at least... Let me remind you, people like Albert Einstein, the German scientists and engineers, was considered to be one of the most intellectual and greatest scientists the history knew. Finding India and the U.S topping Germany was the funniest thing I've ever seen. Germans can be rude but brilliantly intellectual and advanced in thinking...
How is India 3th please tell my, Gernany is way better in technology then India, Germany should be 3th or 2nd after Japan and/or South Korea I don't understand this. Germany is popular by high tech, India isn't. Germany has very popular trains that use high tech example ICE (Inter-City express) and popular brands (Grundig, Siemens, T-mobile) and Germans use high tech in there cars.
Germany should be number one if you think about it. The first computer, the first, car, the first rocket and even the first jet engine. They are still nowadays the most high tech in the world. 80% of Japans and usa's high tech things are first developed and designed in Germany.
Not the king of technology. But no nation is. Each nation is high tech in their own way, Japan is good at making electronics and games, Germany is good with cars, USA is good with weapons, and China has made some of the most important devices, even though some have been around for a while, like the compass and gunpowder. All nations are equal in there own way, so nothing's best or worst. It's all good bro!
6?! What!? China is the king of technology! They invented lots of things in olden days such as the compass and gunpowder. And they're still advanced today, going strong on making cars, video games and more! China should be at least 3! They own!
China has really surprised the world with the major developments its made. I would say that without a doubt China will be the worlds most developed country in the next 10-20 years.
With hypersonic rockets and latest fighter jets of j20 china should well over leap USA in military technology. The country has also built artificial intelligence for censoring info on web. China should be top 2 or 1 rather than 6 in ranks
France was the second represented country, just after the USA, at the last CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 at Las Vegas. French startups represented more than 30% of Eureka park.
France is arguably the most promising country when it comes to hardware startups.
France is lucky enough to have some of the best engineering schools in the world. Students don't just study computer sciences in these schools. They study electronics, mechanics and other low-level courses. It's a better training if you plan on working for hardware companies.
Actually France is better that what we think about it, for instance France is Europe's most innovative nation and the third in the world behind United States and Japan as usual, 4th is Germany and 5th South Korea. Sometimes we don't expect such figures, France does not like to spread good figures, they have this 'to keep a low profile'.
France is really the future: "le plus gros incubateur de start-up au monde" = The biggest incubator of startups in the world" in 2016 will be more than 1000 startups.
Currently, in Paris it's more than 3000 startups for 38 incubators.
This Country is the most diversified we have ever seen, it's like USA in small.
Lots of different landscapes, architectures, fabulous gastronomy etc... Etc...
We Love France.
France is a world leader in space related industries, sattelites, rockets, earth mapping and observation technologies.
A world leader in telecommunication systems. Alcatel
A world leader in my defense related industries from nuclear submarines without propellers to advanced tactical fighter aircraft to civilian aircraft construction.Airbus, Dassault, DCN
A world leader in electronics such as specialized electronic microchips, smart card manufacturing etc.
A world leader in production of vaccines and pharmaceutical products.
A world leader in water and waste management companies. Vivendi, Suez, Veolia
A world leader in electrical component manufacturing ie: Schneider
A world leader in car parts: ie Valeo
The UK publishes more scientific papers per person than any other nation, plus the British have invented most things that have truly changed the world. Though Britain may not have as much expendable income as other nations, it is home to the many inventors, scientists, and engineers. It is true that the UK does not manufacture as much as it used to, but it still designs an astronomical quantity of devices that have shaped the world. Great Britain is the world leader in engineering, nuclear and quantum physics, medicine, and bio engineering and genetics, just to name a few.
The British are responsible for 54% of the worlds most important inventions. Pretty much everything we take for granted and use in every day life originates from Britain (and Italy). Television, Computers, Telephone, Radio, Fridges, Flush toilets, Lawn Mowers, Light bulbs, Light switch, Steam Engine, Jet Engine, The Underground, Syringes, Needles, Cat's eyes in the road, Discovery of DNA, MRI Machine, Fire extinguisher, Submarine, Miltary Tank, Machine Gun, Hovercraft, Scuba Diving Gear, Cork Screw, World Wide Web, Lava Lamp, Concorde, Police Force, Sherrif, Special Forces. Most of the worlds sports and much much more.
Still the third best producer of scientific papers. The UK produces the second most-cited scientific papers in the world - the first, if you note the huge population gap between the UK and the USA.
England made many of the famous scientists that lead to the Scientific Revolution, and Industrial, if you want that to count.
England is very high tech, on par with the USA at consumer level at the very least.
As a whole, Great Britain was the cradle of modern science, technology and engineering. Anyone can go to the past history of the science to find out how British scientists helped change the world to what we see today.
To name a few, Issac Newton, Charles Darwin,Francis Bacon, Alan Turin, Paul Dirac, James Clerk Maxwell,Michael Faraday, Francis Crick... so on the list is very long.
Any educated impartial person can understand what the truth is.
Canada is super high Tech compared to where I live in the UK, They have machines for everything there. sky scapers and tech start ups everywhere, they may not be number one but feels like they are a bit a head of the UK when it comes to having the newest tech available everywhere. They have central heating, central AC, central water boilers in every house. machines to do anything from collecting garbage to self driving street cleaners to even little remote controlled food delivery cars. I was kinda mind blown
I know for a fact that Canada is way more technologically advanced than the USA. They took years to get wireless interface machines and they still don't have chips in their credit/debit cards.
US power plants are not as green. Even simple things such as a crosswalk that beeps for the blind, is rare to see in the US.
Sure they have Smart Phones and stuff, but so does mostly every other country in the world.
Even if you look at American companies, they are heavily employed by international people. For example: The Canadians who worked on the AVRO Arrow project, were some of the finest engineers who then moved onto NASA, making it possible for computers to pilot aircraft and spacecraft to this day.
Not saying that there aren't some brilliant American's out there, because there are! It's just that America is very quick to slap a "Made in USA" sticker on anything that is financially funded by them, yet still not invented by one of their own.
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Ah the Canada arm? Don't suppose any other country in the world has a giant ass space arm? Yeah I thought not.
Whats' that? We are building another, Oh that's right.
Also where do you think the Americans get all of their talent? Grade "A" Canadian D.N.A.
Another thing I should mention is our healthcare system, our medical technology is not only rather advanced, but also accessible.
Life saving cancer treatment that would otherwise cost nearly a million $ in usd, is pretty much free here.
I live on the border between Canada and the USA and the differences are staggering. For one, the infrastructure in the U.S. side is often poorly maintained and outdated. Canada appears to invest more in updating and ensuring quality than their U.S. neighbours. It is also clear that discrimination, violence and lack of proper education are issues for the middle class in America that we don't see here in Canada. The social development north of the border is obvious as soon as you step out of your car or plane...you just feel safer here. - Canadian
Israel's private industry is very successful. Israel develops one of the most hi-tech military equipment all over the world. Take the legendary UZI for example. Israel is also developing agricultural miracles such as a product that maximizes the crop's growth with half of the conventional system. Thirdly, Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita. Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10, 000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.
Israel has developed Intel chips, they have invented the flash drive, they have developed a massive amount of treatments to an incalculable number of diseases and conditions (Cancer, AIDS, etc.). They developed a large number of software, such as firewall and defense software and have contributed to the creation of many operating systems. They have developed the algorithm of sending emails. The technology of mobile phones was developed in Israel. Without Israel, the consumer lifestyle that many people enjoy that includes advanced technology and healthcare would not exist.
" Israel is ranked fifth Nation I the Start-Up industry considering the fact that there are only around 7.1 million people in the country. How is it that Israel a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources! Produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? "
How is Israel 11th? People are blind.
Israel should definitely be in the top 5, de facto. No argument.
Wise and successful people.
Without Israel, the consumer lifestyle that many people enjoy that includes advanced technology and healthcare would basically not exist.
You can say many things about the Jews, but they have always been the smartest.
Singapore is not the king of technology, but it is one of the most advanced. It just has so many achievements that if I stated them all my computer would run out of battery before I could. The comment under mine states the most well-known facts about it. The only reason why it does not break the top ten is because it does not have its own resources and instead gets them from powerhouses like China.
What? Russia, Turkey, Iran, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Pakistan, the Philippines are higher than Singapore? People did you really read the name of this list?
Singapore is a garden city and yet a top advanced militarized country only next to Israel.
Singapore is a very modern country with a lot of fancy technologies!
We started the World Wide Web (Not the internet, that is different. )
We work with the US to create new and interesting technologies.
Many inventors and coders come out of here.
Our Universities (such as Cambridge and Oxford) develop ground breaking technologies and innovations.
Everything within the England Section currently at 6th place, along with anything and everything in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Country with such amazing technology.
The birthplace of industrialization.
Democratic Peoples' Republic of Australia:
Great birth rate.
Great technological capabilities.
Allies with Iran.
Their anthem, The Patriotic Song/Advance Australia Fair is one of the best anthems in the world.
Communist, literally just USSR Lite.
Schools fill them with Nationalist Propaganda paid for by the Military Junta and GOvernor General.
INCREDIBLY XENOPHOBIC, even towards Poles and Americans. I'm Polish and I demand they respect us better.
What they do to Iranian Refugees they promised their ally, Iran, they would take in during the tough economic times Iran's going through is horrible. Seriously, with allies like Australia, who stabbed them royally in the back, why does Iran need enemies right now?
Authoritarian Regime - Airstrikes on dissidents are common, just look what what happened to Blappeture Executive No. 1 on Steam! Internet is heavily censored to the point where you need to use ...more
Australia has the highest lists of Mineral Production than anywhere in he world. It has so much advanced technology than the US and even though the small population, compared to the US, people in Australia use more technology (iPads, tablets, and computers) than the United States.
We developed vaccines for diseases before the US we have the best economy in the world. Australia is very advanced in the fields of science and innovation one of the best countries to run a start up business and entrepreneurial businesses.
We are secretly training kangaroo solders similar to the call of duty dog. This efficient solder is very effective on the battlefield, they are also capable to carry small nuclear bombs in there pouch to enemy forces
The usa may have good technologists but they don't treat their devices with care! They don't even see the people starving to death, people practically being forced into slavery. They don't see it, they only see the bad thing among themselves. Their kids are spoiled little brats who don't pray to god thanking him for everything they have! They have chances that other children only dream of! They don't see the pain others go through. They only think of themselves and you want to know why? Because they are selfish bastards. That's why.
We have our optical fiber, one of the best cellphone coverage, best internet connection and infrastructure in tech/network.
We have, if not the best at least very very close to the best, submarines that even US have troubled finding on a short range. Our military tech regarding airplanes and artillery is in worldclass.
Our budget is not as high as other countries but we get the value of the money that are spent.
Come on, usa doesn't even have fiber in 20 % of its population. Without an good infrastructure (network and such) how can you call yourself high tech?
Sweden has the second highest average Internet connection. Sweden is the most eco friendly country in the world. And has the third best healthcare system in the world
It seems that this list was made by a kid whose definition of high-tech is Ipad, Ipod and iPhone. No, it's also spacecraft and space industry, Nuclear energy, aircraft and watercraft building. Even USA buys Russian rocket engines for NASA. Russian company "Rosatom" builds NPPs all over the planet Earth and of course the legendary weapons! Russian Military-Industrial complex knows how to make powerful, reliable and not overpriced weapons.
LOL: Russia is below Ghana on this list.
Russia's military and nuclear tech are amongst the strongest in the world. Also the country still has a strong math school, which puts it amongst the leaders in software engineers. Kaspersky antivirus protects a huge number of devises in the world, as an example.
Russia has the most advanced defense system in the world S 300,400 and S 500 and ICBM capable of penetrating into any country in the world and also space technology.
Can't forget Russia is the one who invented Space exploration! And to this day is the #1 in Space travel and technology. That alone should put it in the top 3!
Finland was the first ever country to develop a cell phone that can be carried around, without Finland, we wouldn't have the devices we are using right now. Also, on the UN report for the worlds most technologically advanced countries, Finland was number 1 out of 73 countries. People may argue that the US does have superior technology but I tend to disagree. Without Finland, USA would have had nothing to base of their inventions. If Finland hadn't developed the Nokia, a computer could look like something straight out of doctor Seuss.
Technology is integrated in to the everyday life and relative to its size, Finland produces the highest amount of technological innovations. USA is like a third world country compared to Finland or other Nordic countries.
I am a Finnish fan,and we all know Finland was the first to pioneer Cell phone technology,enabling the whole world to leap forward a thousand years into modern communication technology! Finland is no. 1.
Finland is the most high tech country in Europe!
And once again those kids rating Sweden over Finland
Manufactures high end weapons such as Glock or the Steyr AUG. Known for high end audio equipment from AKG. Ferdinand Porsche: Austrian engineer.
How is this nation lower than Austria? Swiss people are so internet savvy that it's unbelievable. Their level is nearly on par with Germany's with their internet everythings and watch-production. And Germany is #5 on this list! (Switzerland is #18)
What Switzerland is doing here, is one of the most advanced country in the world, in the top 3 as European countries along with Germany and France.
The Swiss are very internet savvy, there's probably a reason why they're so neutral.
From mechanical Swiss watch to modern day fighters, from Cadburys to Nestle, weather... Everything is great. Hats off
Small but very advanced technology focused country with no critical legacy systems. Has the biggest potential to become the next Japan. Very strong and secure IT infrastructure. 4G coverage all over the country, even in swamps the internet speed is faster then some countries average WiFi. You wont see it coming, but this country will be leading the technology development of the world in a decade.
It's been proven and is actually the most internet and tech advanced country in the world. That just proves that this website is a load of...
Come on, this should be on top of the list. Voting online, e-Citizenship, and e-Government are some of the proofs.
Estonia is very advanced, especially for being such a young country.
Though we could saythat the Philippines is now one of the high-tech country, it has yet to prove its High technology capabilities along with the most high-tech countries in the world. Philippines has one of the most talented and intelligent people in the world. One thing that I observed is that the government is not taking any much priority when it comes to science and technology. But based on what I observed now with the Philippines, the current government is now striving to cope with the modern era along with the most high-tech countries in the world.
I am using a laptop made in the Philippines, and it's amazing, fast and reliable, no trouble using it. I think the Philippines is one of the most technologically advanced country in the world, since we have had a nuclear power plant first before China made one, although it is not in use, and also, inventors in the Philippines have ideas which can give solutions to the problems of safety of people, the Philippine government is just ignorant of it, that is why the advancement of the Philippines in terms of technology is not revealed.
During an interview with former USA President George Bush regarding the question of a media personnel talking about the richest country in the world, he said. "Philippines, even Marcos knew about it." In fact, Philippines is home to many geniuses who invented different kinds of technology. However, we can't deny the fact that the government doesn't support any of them due to lack of fund. But still, Philippines is a rich country blessed with abundant resources and brilliant minds waiting to bloom.
The minds of Filipinos are high tech, but does not materialize in Philippines. Their high tech minds materializes in other countries where they contribute to the technology development in USA, Singapore, Canada, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom and mainland Europe, The Middle East, and the rest of the world.They are the most intelligent educators and trainors and easy to communicate in almost all race in the world.In short, they are the most highly integrated people in all aspect that makes the country the pool of hidden protocols that materializes and realized (SADLY) in power countries.
Only country in Middle East to have made a supercomputer and most advanced country in the Middle East. Standard of education is very high and the universities are excellent. Very scientifically ad technologically developed.
Iran is making a lot of progress in science and that while being under heavy sanctions.
By 2018 it is expected that Iran will be #4 in Science
Iran has the fastest rate of increase in scientific publication in the world.
Iran is going to have more democracy. It can returns Iranian scientists.
They are one of the largest weapons exporters in the world, and the maker of things like GPS guided artillery shells, stealthy cruise missiles, and explosive armour piercing incendiary machine-gun rounds.
In terms of everyday technology, Norway is way more developed than the US. Although the US produce more tech, norwegians in general have better internet, better T.V.'s, computers and such.
It is number 1 in everything, it should be number 1 in this list to.
Norway is a Rich country thanks to the oil, and the worlds best oil finders and enginering. Just look at the "hardanger bridge"
I love Ireland! St. Patrick's Day is celebrated throughout the USA, Ireland, and other countries! Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. The reason I love Ireland is because I am Irish.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, Intel, hp, etsy, eBay and many more have chosen Ireland as the location for their companies international headquarters. Ireland also had an extremely young, well educated and tech savvy workforce.
Ireland has more mobile phones than people and holds the European headquarters for some of the biggest companies in the world.
Ireland make the most computer software in the world apart from America
It is ridiculous how Taiwan ranks alongside North Korea in technological terms. Taiwan's semiconductor industry is world-leading and is crucial to just about every single computer produced in the world, and should at least be ranked close to South Korea, if not equally.
Home of many high-tech companies that produces quality smartphones, computers, semi-conductor, and a whole lot more internal parts that are supplied to famous brands such as Apple and Hp
Famous companies that produce quality products include HTC, Acer, Asus, Foxconn, Mediatek, Quantum, TSMC etc.
Taiwan has a strong electrical engineering industry, and also one of the most precise metalworking industries in the world.
I live in Canada, many public transportation systems are designed by Taiwan. Even Canadian think Taiwan is way better than Canada