What I'd like to see is a series of "Remote Control" applications.
I figure mobile phones are fast enough to handle the basic UI and security to act as front-ends to a lot of simple PC functions, and mobile data connections are fast enough to keep up too.
It would be useful both within Wi-Fi range and out in the field.
Just a few ideas of what to do with it:
- Run a batch file ("Damn, I should run that virus scan/backup while I'm not using it")
- Control your media player (Hook a MythTV ready box up to your TV and stereo)
- Stream camera and/or mic input in either direction (I see my roommate using my PC via the webcam, So I Use the phone mic to stream "Log Off, NOW!" through the PC speakers)
- Monitor system status and processes
Most of the ideas I have could probably be done with an SSH command line and Samba file server access,
or even just using PHP scripting on a secure website and using the web browser as a UI.
But I figure this way I'm learning something new