I try to raise Scientific Advancement as much as possible. I decided that my nation gets future tech in RP once I'm in the Top1% most advanced.
The problem is I try to raise a lot of stats at once: Safety (already my best), Law Enforcement, Public Education, Intelligence, Defense Forces, Health, Human Development Index, Eco Friendliness, Environmental Beauty, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Integrity.
Many of these are almost mutually exclusive, such as boosting the Arms Industry without lowering most of the other stats. It's also difficult to keep a strong Law Enforcement without lowering Civil Rights.