Home of the future: If you try to repair, say, a faulty “internet of things” connected toaster, you may be breaking its warranty. Why? Because you don’t own the software it runs, just the toaster itself. Illustration: Getty

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

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