Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D
Albert Einstein once said: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow!” This quote has a direct meaning for remote viewing: we cannot live in the past and we can only speculate about the future, but we can live in the present and ask questions about both past and future! As we conclude 20 years of IRVA, we need to ask how and where we go forward with the organization. This question will be approached with historical, research and operational examples.
Einstein also said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Questioning alludes to research and the pursuit of new information and knowledge. We also question when we formulate a remote viewing tasking asking “when, where, who, why and how?”: searching for new and unknown information about previous and current unknowns.
What do I envision for the future of remote viewing? Certainly, the continuation and expansion of individuals, groups and institutions carrying out operational missions, both humanitarian and paid. An increase in training schools to not only focus on the basics proposed by Ingo Swann and Hal Puthoff but, also bringing in innovations in learning theory and practice. Maybe, merging AI and technology with the basic teachings? Perhaps merging esoteric approaches, however controversial, to enhance non-linear data access? The future is an open book!