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What will follow the millennium development goals?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4431 (Published 16 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4431

Re: What will follow the millennium development goals?

Like a car that accelerates by shifting gears, society progresses by shifting science, technology, philosophy, and the arts. However, while shifting, both society and cars are temporarily disengaged. Hopefully, our endless and dispiriting sickness, poverty, corruption, and wars are just an extended interval of disengagement, and soon, God willing, we will finally and mercifully get in gear and be on our way. Vroom Vroom! Beep Beep!

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 July 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA