In the video below, John La Grou, a long-time electronics inventor, audio designer and entrepreneur, unveils an ingenious piece of new technology that he says will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, by using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires -- and to conserve energy.
Sounds like a great idea. Nothing worse than a child who puts something metallic in a power socket. Or, like my youngest son, once did, cuts a power cord with a pair of scissors! The scissors came off worst, thank goodness.
Keep an eye out for Safeplug. Let's hope it doesn't take too long to get on the market.