A word on… Remote Viewing

“Remote Viewing – or RV – is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen subject, purportedly sensing with the mind.” That’s what Wikipedia says, though Suresh in the novel begs to differ and says that it’s a fancy, pseudo-sciency term for #clairvoyance.
Typically a #remoteviewer is expected to give information about an object, event, person or location that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance. The term was first coined in the 1970s by Ingo Swann. A session typically includes a viewer and a monitor. The viewer receives an arbitrary sequence of numbers from the monitor, the so-called coordinates of the target. However, these coordinates are only there to mentally attune the viewer to the target. The viewer then describes all impressions he receives regarding the target, however vague, which the monitor writes down.
As you might know from the movie #menwhostareatgoats, the American government conducted several studies on Remote Viewing in the 20th century. This project became known as the #stargateproject. Unfortunately, this project does not seem to have produced anything fruitful, so it was then terminated.
I actually know a few Remote Viewers myself who have found some lost keys and other things using their talent (or at least that’s what they say). In my novel, Remote Viewing is an important technique practiced by the Dreamer Society – a great technique for spies, of course 🙂

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