Meta Description: If you are the sort of person who loves to be up-to-date with the latest tech, then you need to know the best places to visit. Here is your travel guide.
There is one thing for sure, tech is changing everything. Those of us who are keen to stay at the forefront of the latest innovation love to be immersed in everything tech. Most of us when we travel want to get away from the buzz of our devices. However, for others, there is nothing better than travelling the world and losing themselves in the gadget heaven. If you are a tech-head and want to move to where the excitement is, you may want to book your ticket to some of these destinations.
It is not surprising that we start out tech travel in Asia, but maybe it is a shock that we start in India. Yet, a must-visit place is situated in Bengaluru where you should stop off at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. The aim of this museum is to spark an interest in the future through scientific pursuit.
Seoul, South Korea
Maybe a little more predictably, we suggest you take time to stop off in Seoul. SK Telecom is the epitome of passion for future technologies and are constantly striving to employ the latest ICT. They have been responsible for multiple breakthroughs in first-gen tech. You can take some time to walk around T.Um, which is a visitor experience that allows you to gather information about the future of tech.
Sticking with our theme of Asia, it is essential that we mention Tokyo, Japan – which is the capital of the global pursuit for technological excellence. If the whole of the city feels overwhelming, and there is a lot to stimulate you, then head to the Akihabara District, where you will find the biggest shopping centre that specialises in the selling of computer goods and video games. If you are a tech-junkie, you will literally be in paradise.
If you are all bought out, then head to the Toshiba Science Museum instead, where you will see how technologies have evolved over the centuries.
If you are more interested in Europe, then you could do no better than Berlin, Germany. First, take in the history of the Berlin Wall and then head to the future at the German Technology Museum, known as Deutches Technikmuseum to the locals. There are tours all day and exhibitions inside and out.
Bletchley Park, UK
This is one for the history-seekers as well as the tech buffs. While London might be home to some of the great tech innovators in the word, Bletchley Park was the site of the code-breakers from the second world war and therefore the innovators of the modern day computer. Bletchley Park still houses an innovation centre that continues to contribute to the development and growth of the knowledge-based business. You can go for a visit for a day, choosing to view exhibits alone or paying for the full guided tour.
Sweden National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet) is another essential stop-off for travel hungry tech-heads. This place represents the vision of the future through Swedish eyes and is the country’s largest museum.
Ok, it is time to get serious. While we have travelled the world and thought about the contribution of nations everywhere, the hub of innovation exists in Silicon Valley in California, USA. Within a few square miles are some of the top technology companies in the world. There is Googleplex and Google Android Garden, as well as the Apple stores. You can also seek tours around Facebook, Oracle and many, many more. If you are serious about your tech travel, then you genuinely need to stop off in the US of A.
For those who are genuine, full-on geeks, you can even visit the garage where HP started their work in developing the latest personal computers. Nothing will help you to inspire big than seeing the small beginnings of an international brand.
If you want to bathe a little more in the past, you can also visit the Computer History Museum. Still staying within the district of Silicon Valley, this building holds all the history of computing dating back some 2000 years (if you assume some of the early codes were an attempt at algorithms – and don’t forget the computing power of the abacus.)