What will Romania look like 20 years from now? What does Anca Vlad, the founder of Fildas Group (Catena Pharmacies), think?

“Romania is located on a dynamic continent, with a high degree of economic development, but also with a higher level of ecological and social consciousness than in other parts of the world. I expect a stronger European impression on our country, but at the same time, I expect us to discover our uniqueness as a nation.

I believe that the intelligence of future generations that will form in the years to come will propel us among the countries that have an IT level above the European average. Young Romanians are interested in new technologies, digitalization and robotics.

The talent in language learning and the cultural versatility (I am talking about the ease with which we adapt to other cultures) have led to the departure of large masses of people from our country. But the ability to work from home for international clients will reduce this phenomenon and will improve the living standards in Romania.

As our infrastructure is at the lowest possible level, we have the chance to come up with ultramodern solutions that will quickly fill this gap: we can switch directly to rail transportation with magnetic systems that will take us from one side of the country to another with a speed reaching 350 km/h, merchandise distribution will be carried out by drones, while traffic in major cities will be reduced by the use of low-end electric vehicles.

The future belongs to the creative industries, those based on artificial intelligence, and tourism. The health service industry will be dominated by self-monitoring and telemedicine applications.

As antibiotics will become ineffective, the focus will be on developing the patients’ own immunity system in the fight against pathogens. The level of education of Romanian physicians and pharmacists, which are well-known for meeting the European standards, will make a difference regarding the quality of life in Romania.

Administration will be fully computerized – which will help streamline the relationship with taxpayers – companies and citizens altogether.

All of these premises exist – which is why I am looking forward for the next 20 years. If we think about what has happened over the past two decades, we can see that there is a huge potential for the coming period. However, there is one condition: the modernization of the educational system, the transition towards experimental learning and practical classes, giving up to the endless hours without dialogue and the stimulation of investigative and creative thinking.”

An article from ZF.ro