Marius Calin BENEA
Politehnica” University Timișoara, Faculty of Engineering Hunedoara, Hunedoara, Romania

4th International Conference – ERAZ 2018 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Sofia- Bulgaria, June 7, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia;  Faculty of Business Studies, Mediterranean University – Podgorica, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-12-7


It has been a century of animated industrial revolutions that have quickly succeeded in strong beliefs, national ideas, revolutions for social justice, world wars, extremist ideologies and political utopias, a constantly changing mass media, a revival unprecedented female leadership, extraterrestrial space, genetic engineers and remote surgical interventions, invasive globalizations. Sharpened by mythologies, the need for stories, love, idealism. We live longer, but not necessarily better. We give years of our life, forgetting to give years to our life. There are people who have travelled the whole world, experiencing in a lifetime the interwar bohemia, the abusive “leadership” of the communist dictatorship (this collective bullying we have not yet trained), but also the modern, innovative, disruptive digital age. Gaps between generations are widening more and more – to the difference of only one generation, women do not marry 19-20 years old, they do not make 1-2 children up to 25 years old, but they marry after 30 years or never and have children after 35 or not at all. Later maternity, divorces, “Patchwork families” single parenthood, heterosexual or homosexual consensual unions have become a different fact.
Remote control and the mouse are the elements which dictate world transformations. The metamorphoses of knowledge suddenly passed from the Gutenberg galaxy, through the Marconi galaxy, suddenly entering the full digital vortex, artificial intelligence assistant.
Thea purpose of the article is to offer, from different perspectives, an image as close as possible to the truth, with no idealization, giving fatalities, which could give the Romanians a trance on the occasion of the centenary (the Romanians 100 years after the Great Union, 1918).

Key words

Great Union, Romania, lifestyle, style of thinking