Top 10 Most High Tech Countries

The Top Ten
1 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest... read more

Japan is considered the most technologically advanced nation in Asia and possibly the whole world.

Japan is currently developing super advanced gadgets like dimensional elevators. These elevators can transport individuals to different floors of a tower in just a second. Everything will be displayed as holograms, resembling the ultimate transportation experience.

Furthermore, in the field of weaponry, Japan is developing units similar to Gundam that can fire lasers and hover in the air. There are even rumors suggesting that Japan is working on a large-scale barrier capable of defending the entire country from nuclear bombs and tsunamis.

Overall, Japan excels in technology and can be considered superior in this regard.

2 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the... read more

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. America is a huge nation, so it is technologically advanced in different ways than South Korea and Japan.

As a side note, East Asia is impressing the world with its technological advancements, but they like to improve on what currently exists, while the Western world loves to think of new ideas. Therefore, the West is still quite technologically advanced compared to Asia. After all, if you look at East Asia, only some nations are developed, while some are still developing.

Every nation has its own tech strengths, even Africa. I mean, they're good at mining!

If anything, we should be amazed at European countries because historically, they had to start with limited resources in that northern continent. Asia and Africa were rich in resources.

3 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad... read more

The British destroyed everything in India while ruling for 200 years and stole all the resources and ideas from intelligent Indians, presenting them to the world as British inventions. India is the land of the most intelligent people. Look around you. Most of the doctors, engineers, scientists, CEOs, founders, and owners are originally from India. Even though many people in the world are racist towards them, especially the British, if India had not been colonized by the British, Indians would have been way ahead of the entire world.

4 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims... read more

South Korea came in second place after Japan on the list of highest-technology countries in the world. South Korea is rated as one of the best and highest-technology countries on the planet due to its advancements in robots, cars, trains, computers, boats, air conditioners, televisions, helicopters, and planes. South Korea also ranks high on the list of countries with the fastest internet speed in the world and is close to Japan in terms of advanced technologies.

5 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806... read more

German technology, although divided after the Second World War, remains top-notch in the world. German engineers and scientists contributed significantly to the U.S. space program. They developed the first nuclear missile, which, although a dreadful weapon, is an impressive piece of technology. They were also behind the first car engine, jet engine, and fully programmable computer.

The only tech industry in which Germany doesn't lead, or at least maintain a top position, is IT. During the Cold War and its period of division (West and East Germany), the country seemed to miss out on that sector somewhat. However, leading tech companies like Siemens, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Daimler, BASF, Bosch, and Continental are at the forefront in the fields of electronics, automobiles, robotics, and automation.

6 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area... read more

We're not the king of technology, but no nation is. Each nation is high-tech in its own way. Japan is good at making electronics and games, Germany excels in car manufacturing, the USA is proficient in 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 their own way, so nothing is the best or worst. It's all good, bro!

Six? What? China is the king of technology! They invented many things in ancient times, such as the compass and gunpowder. And they're still advanced today, going strong in car manufacturing, video games, and more. China should be at least in third place. They own!

7 United Kingdom England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

England can trace its history as far back as the 10th century, but modern England didn't start till the Norman Invasion of 1066. In 1535, England annexed... read more

The British are responsible for 54% of the world's most important inventions. Pretty much everything we take for granted and use in everyday life originates from Britain (and Italy). These inventions include television, computers, telephones, radios, fridges, flush toilets, lawn mowers, light bulbs, light switches, steam engines, jet engines, the Underground, syringes, needles, cat's eyes in the road, the discovery of DNA, MRI machines, fire extinguishers, submarines, military tanks, machine guns, hovercrafts, scuba diving gear, corkscrews, the World Wide Web, lava lamps, Concorde, the police force, sheriffs, and special forces. The list also includes most of the world's sports and much more.

8 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to... read more

France was the second most represented country, just after the USA, at the last CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in 2016 in Las Vegas. French startups made up more than 30% of Eureka Park.

France is arguably the most promising country when it comes to hardware startups.

France is fortunate to have some of the best engineering schools in the world. Students don't merely study computer science in these schools. They also study electronics, mechanics, and other low-level courses. This provides better training if you plan on working for hardware companies.

9 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec,... read more

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, are rare to see in the US.

Sure, they have smartphones 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 on to NASA, making it possible for computers to pilot aircraft and spacecraft to this day.

I'm not saying that there aren't some brilliant Americans 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.

Q: Who invented the light bulb?
A: Henry Woodward (a Canadian)

Tesla only perfected the design, yet all we hear is "Tesla" and "America" when it comes to the light bulb.

10 Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also... read more

Israel's private industry is highly successful. The country develops some of the most high-tech military equipment in the world, including the legendary UZI. Israel is also pioneering agricultural advancements, such as a product that maximizes crop growth using half the resources of conventional systems.

Furthermore, Israel has the highest percentage of home computers per capita in the world. The country leads in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, boasting 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. Over 25% of its workforce is employed in technical professions, placing Israel first in this category as well.

The Contenders
11 Singapore Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It is situated approximately one degree of latitude (137 kilometers or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It borders the Strait of Malacca... read more

Singapore is not the king of technology, but it is one of the most advanced. It has so many achievements that if I listed them all, my computer would run out of battery before I could finish. The comment under mine states the most well-known facts about it. The only reason it doesn't break the top ten is that it doesn't 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?

12 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across... read more

It seems that this list was made by someone whose definition of high-tech is limited to iPads, iPods, and iPhones. However, it's not just about consumer electronics. It's also about spacecraft and the space industry, nuclear energy, and the construction of aircraft and watercraft. Even the USA buys Russian rocket engines for NASA.

The Russian company Rosatom builds nuclear power plants (NPPs) all over the planet. And, of course, let's not forget about the legendary weapons! The Russian Military-Industrial Complex knows how to make powerful, reliable, and reasonably priced weapons.

You can't forget that Russia is the one who invented space exploration! And to this day, it is the number one in space travel and technology. That alone should put it in the top 3!

13 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest... read more

We have optical fiber, some of the best cellphone coverage, and the best internet connection and infrastructure in tech/networking.

If not the best, our submarines are at least very close to the best. Even the US has trouble finding them at short range. Our military tech regarding airplanes and artillery is world-class.

Our budget may not be as high as other countries', but we get value for the money that is spent.

Sweden has the second-highest average internet connection. It is the most eco-friendly country in the world and has the third-best healthcare system in the world.

14 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

Australia has higher levels of mineral production than anywhere else in the world. It has more advanced technology than the US, and despite its smaller population, people in Australia use more technology, such as iPads, tablets, and computers, than those in the United States.

We developed vaccines for diseases before the US did, and we have the best economy in the world. Australia is very advanced in the fields of science and innovation, making it one of the best countries for starting a business and running entrepreneurial ventures.

15 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities... read more

How is this nation ranked lower than Austria? Swiss people are so internet-savvy that it's unbelievable. Their level is nearly on par with Germany's in terms of internet usage and watch production. And Germany is number 5 on this list, while Switzerland is number 18!

What Switzerland is doing here is noteworthy. It is one of the most advanced countries in the world, ranking in the top 3 among European countries along with Germany and France.

The Swiss are very internet-savvy. There's probably a reason why they're so neutral.

16 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455... read more

Finland was the first country ever to develop a cell phone that could be carried around. Without Finland, we wouldn't have the devices we are using right now. Additionally, according to a UN report, Finland ranked number 1 out of 73 countries as the world's most technologically advanced nation. Some people may argue that the US has superior technology, but I tend to disagree. Without Finland, the USA would have had no foundation for their inventions. If Finland hadn't developed Nokia, computers might look like something straight out of Dr. Seuss.

17 Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often... read more

Manufactures high-end weapons such as Glock or the Steyr AUG. Known for high-end audio equipment from AKG. Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian engineer.

18 Estonia

Small but very advanced, this technology-focused country has no critical legacy systems. It has the biggest potential to become the next Japan. With a very strong and secure IT infrastructure, 4G coverage exists all over the country. Even in swamps, the internet speed is faster than some countries' average WiFi. You won't see it coming, but this country will be leading the technology development of the world in a decade.

It's been proven that Estonia is the most internet and tech-advanced country in the world. That just proves that this website is a load of nonsense.

19 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao... read more

I am using a laptop made in the Philippines, and it's amazing, fast, and reliable. I have no trouble using it. I think the Philippines is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. We had a nuclear power plant before China did, although it is not in use. Also, inventors in the Philippines have ideas that can provide solutions to people's safety issues. The Philippine government is just ignorant of this, which is why the country's technological advancements are not widely recognized.

20 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard... read more

They are one of the largest weapons exporters in the world, and the makers of things like GPS-guided artillery shells, stealthy cruise missiles, and explosive armor-piercing incendiary machine-gun rounds.

It is number 1 in everything. It should be number 1 on this list too.

In terms of everyday technology, Norway is far more developed than the US. Although the US produces more tech, Norwegians in general have better internet, better TVs, computers, and such.

21 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian... read more

Iran is the only country in the Middle East to have made a supercomputer and is the most advanced country in the region. The standard of education is very high, and the universities are excellent. The country is very scientifically and technologically developed.

Iran has the fastest rate of increase in scientific publication in the world.

Iran is going to have more democracy and can attract back its scientists.

22 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that... read more
23 Taiwan Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia, at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled... read more

It is ridiculous that 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. It should at least be ranked close to South Korea, if not equally.

Taiwan has a strong electrical engineering industry and is also home to one of the most precise metalworking industries in the world.

With several science-based parks, huge R&D, and companies like Acer, Asus, MSI, Via, Microtek, and HTC, Taiwan is one of the most developed countries.

24 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

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 that I am Irish.

Ireland has more mobile phones than people and is home to the European headquarters for some of the biggest companies in the world.

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, Intel, HP, Etsy, eBay, and many more have chosen Ireland as the location for their international headquarters. Ireland also has an extremely young, well-educated, and tech-savvy workforce.

25 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and... read more

One of the fastest internet speeds in the world makes it worth it.

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