The new lightning rod coming to Minecraft in the 2021 summer Cave & Cliffs update could emit an electrical signal, when struck by lightning, that can be converted into a redstone signal. It could also be reversed to make lightning as an effect in maps and builds or be used as a defense mechanism or trap along with the copper being electric and dealing damage. It could possibly travel long distances to be then turned into red signal so it could be used as a long distance conduit that can be also incredibly fast.
The converting electricity to redstone and vice verca could be done with a special block or something like that, the electricity after many repeated hits and currents could break the redstone circuit by having it burn out for some time, but could be fixed by adding a circuit breaker block or something similar to stop it from surges.
These are just my ideas, these can be expanded upon. I'd like to see what other people think of and hope that this can be added as an actual feature, if you agree please vote! Thank you for reading!
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