The Gapminder is a glimpse of how Google’s version of Powerpoint would look like. It’s going to be much better if you are looking into the Spreadsheets + Presently (if that’s how it’s going to be named) angle. Imagine that as of now you can gather info from the web and plug it in to Spreadsheets. From there, you can transform this data into visual form. This is where Gapminder comes in. I’d be guessing Google Maps would also be part of the picture.
Ang galeng! More at Google Blog here.