While the government was collecting demographic data from populations across the country, the researchers were freezing and analyzing their poop.

October 12, 2019 AT 3:01 AM

Journalist Mark Wilson writing about the analysis of the contents from 22 different wastewater treatment plants timed to coincide with the 2016 Australian Census, revealing “large-scale insights about income, health and more. In many ways, underground waste is a direct reflection of life above.” (Fast Company – October 10, 2019) A GovTech100 company, Biobot Analytics, does similar work in the United States.