To celebrate Earth Day, National Geographic is introducing its first-ever augmented reality cover. The 2020 edition of the magazine offers a look ahead 50 years in the future to offer a look at what the world might be like in 2070 using projected climate change data. National Geographic created the AR-enabled magazine cover with Instagram’s Spark AR and as such, users are invited to see the Earth in their own homes.
On the augmented reality globe, users can explore 10 pinpointed cities and discover more about the current climate data. As National Geographic reports, "In 2070, Los Angeles will feel more like Morocco’s Ouezzane Province does today."
Instagram users can try The World In 2070 for themselves by opening the camera within Instagram and then tapping the globe icon.