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Which Country Do You Believe To Be The Most High-Tech? | Altenar
As a part of Altenar’s fact or fiction segment, the team behind the sportsbook software provider, sometimes referred to as Altenarians, were posed a set of questions to answer on which countries they believed were the most technologically advanced and which of these countries they’d like to live in if they could.
The answers spanned a host of countries and once again, stirred up thought and conversation amongst the team.
The first question posed to Altenar was: Which country do you believe to be the most high-tech? From Singapore, Sweden, Estonia, Japan, China, and Israel to the US, UK, Switzerland and South Korea; what is a stand-out project or tech-savvy way of living that stands out to you most?
Konstantinos Konstantinidis replied with vigour, noting ‘Japan is proven to be the most high-tech and technologically advanced country in the world. From industrial robotics, automobiles, machinery, electronics, and many more, Japan has thrived in technological investments with massive returns.’
Konstantinos continued his reply by saying, ‘IoT is something that has been taken to the next level in Japan, with a massive market share, proving how important and essential technology is in modern living. From heavy industry to healthcare, to agriculture and public transport, IoT is the most standout and tech-savvy project that affects living conditions prominently.’
The thrill of the questions to ponder foreign lands and the technology that now underpins cultures and cultural output was a head-turner for many of Altenars team, in fact, amongst Japan being one of the most-voted-for countries, Sweden was a close second.
With Stelios Papoutsakis responding with an imagined awe-inspiring nostalgia of Switzerland's rolling mountains, much akin to a young Mary Shelly penning her science-fiction and gothic phenomenon Frankenstein, Stelios explained, ‘Switzerland, I wish I could work from there, close to their beautiful landscapes.’
Amid this, Ioannis Sakellaris responded that South Korea is the most tech-savvy and advanced country in the world.
Stergios Delimitas and Petros Gioutsos believed that the US was amongst the top-most technologically advanced countries in the world, also noting Japan and Singapore.
China received one vote from Christos Barkas and a new entry was voted for by Dinos Stranomitis, Giorgos Prentzas, Spyros Politis, Xenofontas Kolovos and Yiannis Kapsis who entered Greece into the mix.
From this, the team at Altenar posed a second question …
If you could live in one of these high-tech countries, which would it be and why?
A host of answers flooded the question board and many of Altenars team dreamt of distant lands and new cultures, and as a result, it became clear that though the technologies in these countries might be deeply advanced and bring the idea of ‘the future’ into our present realities, the draw for many countries was the different way of living and experiencing life.
Stela Threpsiadi explained in response to the above question, ‘I think maybe in UK, Sweden or Switzerland because they are in Europe, it could be difficult for me to live in another place, like Asia, too far from home.Οnly for certain years and a large salary.’
Dimitra Deredini added ‘I would like to stay in Japan and China because I believe that they are countries where they have advanced technology and market prestige.’
Altenars team didn’t stop there, in fact, Stergios Delimitas noted that he would live in ‘Singapore, US, Swiss due to the quality of life.’ Whereas Simos Bairlis added that he would choose ‘Japan because their culture seems very interesting and I would like to live this experience.’
Ippokratis Tsardakis explained, ‘I would choose the US because it has a pretty good standard of living, the weather is not bad and there are plenty of places to explore.’ Petros Gioutsos added ‘ I would like to live in the US or UK … not only for tech but also for language and culture reasons!’
It became clear that high-tech countries were often wealthy in many other aspects from beautiful landscapes to cultural identities. As a result, technologies played a large role in how these cultures will change over time.
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