The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist



What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead. Film supported by @TeneoCEOAdvisory

00:00 The World Ahead 2022
00:40 China revels in democracy’s failings
04:11 Hybrid working becomes the new normal
07:48 The metaverse expands
11:26 An African fashion boom
14:12 The space race picks up

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Read Tom Standage’s editor’s note on “The World Ahead 2022”: https://econ.st/3IvprDY

What is the Metaverse?: https://econ.st/3mah4Eh

Can Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites bankroll a base on Mars?: https://econ.st/3m9f7bm

What will happen to inflation in 2022?: https://econ.st/3pYwbSp

Africa’s biggest economies will struggle in 2022: https://econ.st/3IRvbIz

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