Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Many nations worldwide have used technology to enhance the quality of life of their people.
Here are the 12 most technologically advanced countries in the world as of 2015.
China has often been touted as the next super power. Some say that it is already a superpower. The nation has surprised the world with major developments in the field of technology. Gunpowder and compass were first used in China. Today it is focusing on fields like robotics, semiconductors, high-speed trains, supercomputers, genetics and automobiles. It is steadily expanding its space exploration program.
High-tech companies in the Netherlands manufacture telecommunication systems, computers, electronic measurement and control equipment, medical and scientific instruments, and electric switching gear and transformers. The nation has made significant strides with inventions like compact disc, artificial kidney, pendulum clock, telescope and microscope.