Thai tech readiness shows little improvement

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Thai tech readiness shows little improvement

Post by buksida » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:20 am

Thailand's technological readiness ranks 49th out of 82 countries for 2018-22, a middling performance owing to a lack of intensive research and domestic innovation, says the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Compared with the previous ranking of 2013-17, when the country ranked 50th out of 81 countries, the latest showing is scarcely an improvement.

John Marrett, an analyst at the EIU, said in an email interview that Thailand's rank is relatively low because the state lacks research infrastructure in terms of publicly funded institutions and initiatives.

The level of commercially viable innovation, reflected in domestic patents, is also comparatively low, he said.

For technological readiness overall, Thailand punches just above its slightly less-developed Asean neighbours such as the Philippines (55th), Vietnam (65th) and Indonesia (67th). It also lags behind Malaysia (27th), which has higher per capita income.

Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ne ... mprovement

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Post by handdrummer » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:32 am

This is truly the land of everything done backwards. I see very little hope, and I'm being generous, for Thailand. I suppose being the world's number one dumping ground for electronic trash is an achievement.
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Post by StevePIraq » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:57 am

Why develop your own when you can just copy like they do in Thai schools
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Post by StevePIraq » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:12 pm

Tech readiness my ass, they can't even get the immigration web site to work, can you imagine if they tried to develop something complex.
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