J. Dzhugashvili writes
"If you read Slashdot, odds are you already know about WiGig and the 7Gbps wireless networking it promises. The people at Atheros and Wilocity are now working on an interesting application for the spec: wireless PCI Express. In a nutshell, wPCIe enables a PCI Express switch with local and remote components linked by a 60GHz connection. The first applications, which will start sampling next year, will let you connect your laptop to a base station with all kinds of storage controllers, networking controllers, and yes, an external graphics processor. wPCIe works transparently to the operating system, which only sees additional devices connected over PCI Express. And as icing on the cake, wPCie controllers will lets you connect to standard Wi-Fi networks, too."
As comments point out, 7Gbps is actually quite far from the 16GB/s that PCIe 16x offers, so it is probably not as simple as buying a wireless 5970 and sending all that power over Wifi to a netbook. However, I guess PCIe 1x is doable, and if that technology gets some support, it may be developped to achieve higher bandwidths. In the future a family could have multiple netbooks that all connect to one high-powered desktop machine. Or is this just a dream?