The thing is, there must be software support for remote access on both ends. In the case of the photo uploader, the software exists partly in the browser and partly in the operating system to allow you to safely give one file up without making all your other files available. There has never been such a need to make low-level hardware access available in such a high-level (and insecure!) fashion, so it's highly probable that this will never happen.
Firmware updaters, backup tools, remote access tools, remote assistance tools, computer analysis tools, even Internet recovery solutions built into some laptops require you to first install some little fob onto your computer to toss data around. All these tools must do this in a proprietary way, as there is no support for this built into any of the protocols that support network/remote access.
Mischievous goober. :bigsmile: