This app offers selected articles from "The World in 2012". It also includes video and specially curated snapshots of people, events, landmarks and data to watch in 2012. In short, it provides a concise tour of the future.
"The World in 2012" print edition is the latest in The Economist's annual collection of predictions, identifies and explores the issues that will shape the year ahead. With a mixture of analysis with wit, journalists from The Economist join luminaries from the worlds of politics, business and science in offering forecasts for 2012, a year that will include presidential elections in America and France, the Olympic games in London and a thriving industry in doom-mongering not least because, according to some readers of an ancient Mayan calendar, it may be humanity's last.