I've been interested in this idea for a while and am curious if anyone out there has attempted it: Setting up a mic (or array of mics) in one location and being able to record the signal from another location, either by controlling a recorder that is with the mics, or with a local recorder grabbing the feed via Internet, wifi, etc. The application here could be wildlife or nature recording (think thunder, wind, rain), crowd recordings (think a balcony in Egypt), etc.
With bandwidth becoming more available and the amazing automation controls being developed for iPad and the like, this seems like it would work. Obstacles to consider would be power sources, battery life, protection from the elements, etc. But with the many webcams in operation throughout the world, why couldn't a similar technology translate to 24bit 96k audio transmission?
Your thoughts are appreciated!