Today economic strength and advances in technology go hand in hand in determining the fate and future of a nation state. It is a recognized truth that advancement in space technology made a significant contribution to making the United States of America a global superpower.
Technology has become the pivot of pretty much everything you do today. People depend on it in one way or the other even if they are ‘off the grid” enthusiasts. In fact, the world as you know it simply wouldn’t function without technology.
When it comes to the list of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, several names would immediately pop up in your mind such as China, Netherlands, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, Finland, Russia, Germany, Israel, South Korea, the United States and Japan. Many of the tech gurus, critics and researchers place Japan in the top slot.
Not all the cities in a technologically advanced country show the same pace of development. And it would be interesting to learn the facts about the most technologically advanced cities in the world.
Most Technologically Advanced Cities in the World:
The list of the most technologically advanced cities in the world is very long. While enlisting them, you would probably start with Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, New York City, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Shanghai, Beijing, Amsterdam, Toronto, and London.
Blessed with the tech savvy population, Tokyo (Japan) can be ranked as the most technologically advanced country in the world. It houses the world class infrastructure compared to its competitors in the world.
Listed below are some fast facts about the most technologically advanced cities in the world:
- Did you know the people of Tokyo use the latest cars, best roads, high-speed internet, and advanced gadgets?
- Osaka (Japan) is home to the companies like Panasonic, Sakura Internet, Sharp Electronics, and Capcom.
- The Silicon Valley, USA, is home to many of the world’s largest tech giants, like Google, Facebook, Apple, Intel, eBay, and HP, etc.
- The year 1938 can be assumed as the year of the Silicon Valley’s birth when Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard launched their company HP (Hewlett Packard).
- Did you know the economic volume of Silicon Valley exceeds that of many countries? The city plays a huge part in the economic domination of the US.
- If you are wondering about the total profit of Silicon Valley, it is about $250 billion while the whole turnover of the world economy is around $75 trillion!
- The academic background of Silicon Valley lies in the Stanford University which, located in Palo Alto, has produced about 32 Nobel Prize winners and nearly two dozen astronauts!
- The tech firms such as Weibo, Lenovo, Baidu, and Xiaomi call Beijing (China) their home.
- With the recognition of the importance of hardware in the market, the separation of software and hardware between tech companies has disappeared recently.
- Singapore is Asia’s most hi-tech city where many companies have their research centres, including Google, Microsoft, Fuji, HP, IBM, and Temasek, etc.
- The Underwater World and the Marina Bay Sands are some of the modern marvellous architectures found in Singapore.
- Much of Singapore is built on sand on reclaimed land! The sand is imported from Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
- Did you know the Republic of Singapore provides free high-speed internet to the citizens?
- Toll technology calculates the duration of time you use roads in Singapore and you are charged accordingly.
- The capital of South Korea, Seoul is famous for its high-tech lifestyle. It is also home to many global tech giants, including Hyundai, LG, and Samsung.
- A popular tech destination in Asia, Taipei (Taiwan) has highly advanced urban infrastructure, amazing healthcare facilities, fast internet speeds, and tech savvy citizens.
- One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Stockholm (Sweden) is also one of the fastest growing technology hubs in Europe.
- Did you know the London buses travel an estimated 12,128 times the circumference of earth? And even the most map-savvy tourists find the London’s transport system to be mind boggling.
- Surprisingly, over 300 languages are spoken in London alone. Punjabi, Bengali, Gujrati, Mandarin and Cantonese are the most popular languages after English.