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Bye-bye quarter-acre block: more Australians are living in apartments – but do they meet our needs? | Census | The Guardian

June 30, 2022

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Bye-bye quarter-acre block: more Australians are living in apartments – but do they meet our needs? | Census | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/30/bye-bye-quarter-acre-block-more-australians-are-living-in-apartments-but-do-they-meet-our-needs

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Almost 60,000 Australians live in caravans

June 28, 2022

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Almost 60,000 Australians live in caravans (Guardian)

The majority of Australians still live in houses, but alternative living arrangements are on the rise: 58,155 filled out the census from a caravan, while 29,369 people were in a cabin or a houseboat and more than half a million were in a high rise apartment.

Of nearly 11 million private dwellings counted in the census, separate houses accounted for 70%, apartments 16%, and townhouses made up 13%.

Two-thirds of households own their home outright or with a mortgage, similar to the rate in 1996. But the proportion of households that own outright has dropped to 31%.

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How to fix the world’s energy emergency without wrecking the environment from TheEconomist

June 28, 2022

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How to fix the world’s energy emergency without wrecking the environment from TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/06/23/how-to-fix-the-worlds-energy-emergency-without-wrecking-the-environment

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‘Those bastard developments’ – why the inventor of the shopping mall denounced his dream | Architecture | The Guardian

June 25, 2022

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‘Those bastard developments’ – why the inventor of the shopping mall denounced his dream | Architecture | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/jun/24/bastard-developments-inventor-world-first-shopping-mall-denounced

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Opinion | Indoor Farming Is a ‘No-Brainer.’ Except for the Carbon Footprint. – The New York Times

June 22, 2022

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Artificial Consciousness Is Boring: The reality of AI is something harder to comprehend.

June 21, 2022

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The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/06/google-palm-ai-artificial-consciousness/661329/

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DALL-E and the ethics of AI art (Guardian)

June 19, 2022

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jun/19/from-trump-nevermind-babies-to-deep-fakes-dall-e-and-the-ethics-of-ai-art

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The Australian dream of home ownership is dead, 25 years after movie The Castle was released

June 15, 2022

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In 2010, the film was voted as the best expression of Australian identity. Today, it just feels like a farewell note to the Australian dream of home ownership.

Source: The Australian dream of home ownership is dead, 25 years after movie The Castle was released

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Huge “foundation models” are turbo-charging AI progress

June 15, 2022

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Huge “foundation models” are turbo-charging AI progress | The Economist

https://www.economist.com/interactive/briefing/2022/06/11/huge-foundation-models-are-turbo-charging-ai-progress

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How smarter AI will change creativity from TheEconomist

June 15, 2022

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How smarter AI will change creativity from TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/06/09/artificial-intelligences-new-frontier

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