Quoted from NorCalRealtor:
frying pan (kid you not)
fork (kid you not)
I can go on and on
Putting internet on everything is a very stupid trend.
We actually have an online doorbell and it's been incredibly useful. How?
1) During the fires when we evacuated we were able to remotely see via our video doorbell that mail service was still on, letting us know that it was likely perfectly safe to return.
2) I had a package delivered that I was able to talk to them remotely via the doorbell so they could leave it at the doorstep.
3) My phone automatically pops up video of who is at the door when someone rings the bell, letting me know whats going on there.
4) It notifies me if someone is lingering at our door and not ringing the bell.
5) I can video monitor the front of the house anytime I want from anywhere in the world.
...etc, I could go on but online doorbell has been awesome for us, we'd never go back to a normal doorbell ever again.
More to the topic, I'm all in favor of online. I really don't expect pinsiders to be into it because I suspect the average age of folk here is fairly high and sorry to stereotype but older folk just aren't into this sort of thing. But it's a new frontier that should be explored, we won't know what will be possible with it until people try. I'm sure there will be some terrible ideas, but good stuff will eventually come from it.
For me a simple neat feature would be able to play with a friend via a video chat. So I see my friend playing his game at his location, and I'm playing mine and we can chat, compete, etc while our respective scores are displayed on screen. More advanced would be like puzzle games do on console, like Puyo Puyo or Tetris 99 where you can compete with someone on the same game by throwing obstacles in their way. Like say hit a bank of drop targets on mine to say remove their multipliers or raise some obstacle on their playfield. Or maybe we play cooperatively where I can trigger multi ball on theirs, stuff like that where the goal is the best combined score.
I mean who knows really, the sky's the limit, but you have to start somewhere.