A designer, "Lauren Scott of California," has announced a licensing deal with SmartWear Technologies, Inc. to embed the company's nerd-tastic RFID tags in childrens' pajamas. Target has supposedly already placed an order.
When used with a network of $500 (+/-) tag-reading proximity detectors (which would be placed "on driveways, gateways to pools, and in the home,"), the RFID tags will be able to immunize your child against the "epidemic of child abductions," many of which are perpetrated by "convicted sex offenders." [Gateways to pools? That sounds like a promise of drowning prevention without the balls--or the liability insurance--to come out and admit it.] And of course, this will only work if the kid is home in his pajamas all day, like some miniature Hugh Hefner.
Says attorney/real world inhabitant Michael Overly, "It's an interesting use of RFID tagging, but this application could end up like the global positioning system watches advertised six to eight months ago that were suppose to allow you to track your kid, and they just didn't catch on at all."
But even if the RFID sensors are impractically expensive, the clothes will have a stealth backup system. I'm not sure which "Lauren Scott the designer" is behind this crackpot scheme, but if it's this pattern designer or this random Adobe Illustrator newbie--on CafePress, no less--the pajamas will be so ugly, no one will want to kidnap your sorry-looking little ragamuffin anyway.