The following slides illustrate the history and predictions on the global economy through 2050 [Presented by Spiegel Online with data sourced from Madison, IMF, and Goldman Sachs]. Click on any slide to display in a larger size.
The World in 2005
China has risen to the ranks of a global economic power and sets out on a course to surpass other nations in terms of economic might. Russia lags, India starts to develop, even if only gradually.
The World in 2050
The investment bank Goldman Sachs peers into the time machine: China has soared above the United States. Europe, once the motor of industrialization, has fallen markedly behind — even India is ahead. Resource rich Russia has reestablished itself as a global player.