Samsung is showing a refrigerator equipped with RFID. What for, you ask?
[I]t does manage to keep a close [watch] on the amount of food remaining in your refrigerated containers. Moreover, this eagle-eyed fridge will purportedly be able to send a shopping list [to] the owner’s cellphone or directly to the supermarket when it detects your milk, juice, eggnog, or assortment of critical condiments are reaching dangerously low levels. As if this wasn’t enough to lay down a pre-order, it will supposedly offer up recipes to users as well based on what’s currently residing in your fridge.
God only knows what this will cost:
[T]here’s no (presumably lofty) pricetag attached to this pipedream just yet, but it is slated to hit retail floors “around 2008 or 2009,” and maybe they’ll enable it to physically visit the grocery store and shop for you in the meantime.
Can it tell a good tomato from a bad one? And, perhaps just as important, will it flirt with the checkout girls?