Technology is dominating the daily lives of most of us. But there are so many countries that are not so technologically advanced. There are still countries where kids don’t even know how to use the Internet, and the technical advancement is very slow. However, some countries are on the opposite side – making technological innovations almost every day.
You would expect that those countries are the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other very advanced countries. So, telling you that some Asian countries are even outperforming them might come as a surprise. But it is true. In the latest reports, Asian countries have dominated the first places for most technologically advanced countries.
Tech in Asia
Some countries in Asia are picking up quite quickly and outperforming some of the countries that were technological leaders for quite a while. Asian nations invest a lot in their scientists and acquire all the talent they need to make astonishing inventions. Those scientists have great ideas, and the governments of countries like Japan, China, Singapore, and others support them by providing the funding and equipment they need for research.
Many grants and funds for entrepreneurs or scientists might bring technological advancement further. You can’t even imagine some of the fields they are researching and finding new and new technologies – robotics, quantum computers, healthcare-related areas, transportation, and anything else you can think of.
5 most technologically advanced Asian countries
Some time ago, after the Second World War, the four countries that were known as the Four Asian Tigers – Hong Knog, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, formed an alliance. Those four countries are also known as the Asian Miracle because of their fast advancement in all technological fields. However, the Asian Miracle effect spread, and more countries followed the example of their neighbors and invested in technology research.
Many startups opened doors in Asia, and many became quite successful. Big international companies are looking for talents from Asia or even opening centers in Asian countries. Tech centers are already typical for the region, and people are just waiting for the next marvels that will be invented. Let’s have a look at the 5 most advanced countries.
Japan is one of the fastest advancing countries in technology and many other fields. This is why ranking them in the first place shouldn’t come as a surprise. Especially now when we tell you that Japan is the third country globally with the most significant budget dedicated to research and development in the technological sector.
There are a couple of fields where Japan focuses those investments, mainly robotics and automobiles. 20% of the overall budget goes to robotics, and Japan is making rapid advancements in that field. They also focus on electronics, earthquake engineering, transportation, optics, and more. Some of the biggest Japanese companies that we all know are Sony, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Fujitsu, and many many more.
So, Japan is no longer a country you should visit only for the fascinating history, the Sakura festival, tea ceremonies, and other traditional aspects, but because of their innovations. This country is the perfect example of a country with a rich history dating centuries looking into the future and encouraging advancement. Also, if you are an investor looking for the ideal place – definitely consider Japan.
Another country with a rich long history is now investing in its technological advancement. Even considering the problematic position that South Korea has because of issues with their neighbor, they are still flourishing and managing to forge ahead in many fields. They overcame the challenge of a sinking economy and overturned it quite quickly.
Based on their history South Korea is not a supporter of overspending and aiming to be overachieving. They wisely spread their budget among different researches and support only projects they believe will succeed. South Korea is a perfect example also for a country that is using foreign investment smartly, and in this way, they attract more and more investors.
Like Japan, South Korea invests a lot in robotics, automotive, mechanics, and more. Most of their inventions are challenged by Japanese inventors who want to show they are even better by coming up with something new and improved. But a bit of competition is always helpful, especially when it leads to even more technological advancement. Some of the biggest South Korean companies are – Samsung Electronics, Hyundai, LG Electronics, Kia, and others.
An interesting fact for Singapore is that every single citizen owns a smartphone. That’s right, every single one. Singapore has been very famous in recent years for its enormous success in technological advancement. And they have the fastest internet in the world to support them with that. But not only – they are ready to invest a significant amount of money in researches that might bring to new inventions. This is why many international companies choose exactly Singapore for their offices in Asia.
They achieved considerable advancements in manufacturing and production. They invest a lot also in electronics and anything healthcare-related, especially the pharmaceutical sector.
You have been waiting for this one, right? China is a superpower in almost any aspect you can imagine, and technology is not an exclusion. This vast country invests a lot in science and research in many fields. We saw that they were one of the first to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and handled the pandemic very well.
China is also investing in robotics, supercomputers, transportation (trains, cars, etc.), and genetics. Because of the pollution level in the country, they are also very interested in developing further in renewable energy solutions and fighting pollution with innovation.
Hundreds of thousands of tech companies are operating in China, and many new startups are being opened every year. China has the second most unicorns – startups valued at more than $1 billion. Some of the biggest companies from Chine are – Xiaomi, Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu.
Pakistan is one of the countries believed to become one of the leading superpowers, and they are already advancing a lot in the technological field. They are one of the few countries that have research stations in Antarctica, and also they are very rich when it comes to natural resources.
They are investing a lot in nuclear research, and even though the research is also used for weapons, we hope that they will invest more in the energy aspect. Pakistan encourages tech startups, and forming tech centers is a big priority. There are a lot of venture capitalists investing in new companies in the country, which helps technological advancement. The main focus is AI and also supercomputers.
The future of tech
Technology is advancing daily and sometimes with giant steps. But now we are not so focused on countries in Europe or the United States because there are new significant players in the East. Many Asian countries invest in technological advancement and not only the 5 we mentioned here. Only the future will tell who will come up with the next big thing to revolutionize our world.