Samsung's New Generation Refrigerator
The smart guys (and gals, of course) over in South Korean's Samsung Electronics, in 2008 or 2009, plan to launch a new generation refrigerator, equipped with RFID, which detects when its contents are running low or approaching expiration dates.
The new 'fridge will sense when its inventory needs replenishment: such as when the milk is running low. It's expected that Samsung's refrigerator could even send a shopping list to its owner's cell phone or to the supermarket. Which is great, 'cause then my wife doesn't have to call me or text me... Now, inanimate objects can do that for me.
Samsung's spokesman Chae Hee-kook had this to say: "We are working on refrigerators wired for RFID. Technologically speaking, there is no barrier to come up with the new items. The refrigerator will be able to connect to cell phones for various new-concept applications."
It's even thought that the new generation device will also offer recipes using available food products. Which I honestly think is a very cool use of technology. Imagine the possibilities of what you could have. In fact, if it knows when certain things are low, it can even tell you what you might need to make something for dinner. Outside of creating and cooking for you, this would be the next best thing in applicance architecture.