10 technologies that change Vietnamese lives in the 21st century

Social Network

Facebook launched in 2004 is becoming the largest social network in Vietnam with 45 million people (according to statista), followed by Zalo and Instagram. Making friends, keeping up with news, working, buying, selling popularity, it's all possible on social media.

Google Map

Digital map service was introduced by Google in 2005 to replace conventional paper maps. In July 2018, Google Map added motorcycle navigation feature in the Vietnamese market.


The first generation iPhone with touch screen introduced by Steve Job in 2007 really started the smartphone era in Vietnam.

According to a Google report in 2019, Vietnam has 51 million people, and users make up 80% of the population aged 15 and over. Photo: iPhone first generation.


In 2008, Vietnam successfully produced plant protection drugs and applied Nano technology.

Nanotechnology includes the design, analysis, fabrication and control of the shape and size of atoms, molecules and supermolecules of matter on a nanometer scale. It is used in many fields, especially in cancer treatment.

Mobile Internet

In 2009, the 3rd generation (3G) wireless network was introduced for the first time in Vietnam, optimizing mobile data services. Currently, 4G has wide coverage and Vietnam is preparing 5G infrastructure.

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an intelligence programmed by humans with the goal of helping computers automate intelligent behaviors like humans. Practical utilities of everyday AI such as the Google Now virtual assistant, Siri software on iPhone, launched in 2011.

Technology vehicle calling application

In 2014, technology-based ride hailing applications flooded the Vietnamese transport market, completely changing the game dominated by traditional taxi and motorbike taxi companies at roadside toads. The technology ride-hailing applications are now becoming "super apps", providing many other services including delivery, food delivery or e-wallet.

Genetic Engineering

It is the manipulation of gene change by biotechnology, popular application in the agricultural and medical fields. In March 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recognized three genetically modified maize varieties officially being mass-produced in Vietnam despite conflicting views on the safety of genetically modified foods.

Internet of Things (IoT)

It is a network of things connecting the Internet with the help of artificial intelligence and mobile technology. Non-stop fee collection or cold penalty with IoT camera application is becoming more and more popular. In 2015, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City started to install cameras at key intersections to sanction violations.

Electronic wallet

E-wallets were officially licensed from March 2015, replacing traditional wallets. It is a virtual wallet created on mobile phones or other electronic devices such as computers, electronic chips, with the function of replacing cash.

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