According with Wikipedia.org, “It refers to the attempt of gathering information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means or extra-sensory perception.
Typically, a remote viewer is expecting to give information about an object that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance”.
Remote viewing is older than you think; it has been use for years by the military as well. To me, it is a good example of clairvoyance, “seeing what others can not see”, by using your senses. Quite a tough task, which with a lot of practices it, becomes possible.
I have a couple of accidental brushes with remote viewing, did not know what it was at the beginning, but wish I could control it.
Here are two interesting video clips about remote viewing and dowsing, alone with mind power and precognition.
CIA Remote Viewing Program, Mind control, precognition