Monday, November 22, 2010
Research into the paranormal has been undertaken by several intelligence agencies, and there are reports that the Soviets invested heavily in acquiring an advantage by remote viewing and psychokinesis. The theory of remote viewing is that sheer mental application can enable a suitably trained or gifted individual to project his or her mind into another physical environment and take action as though he or she were actually present, such as by reading and memorizing document. Psychokinesis is the ability to influence or interact with a solid object, perhaps by moving it, by willpower alone. Both techniques, if practical, could be of considerable benefit to any intelligence collection agency, but despite lengthy experiments, no evidence has been found to justify continued investment in the research.