Remote viewing is the supposed ability to view places, people and activities at any place, however remote, by bending the consciousness towards them. This has obvious application in espionage, both political and industrial, and has received much genuine attention by educational and governmental organisations.
To date there has been no conclusive demonstration of "remote viewing". Despite that little technicality, the CIA spent millions of dollars on a program known as Operation Stargate, wasting millions of dollars on this crap. They did this because the Soviet Union was spending millions of rubles investigating the same thing, and policymakers feared a "remote viewing gap". Stargate was shut down by an evil skeptic conspiracy in order to conceal the truth from the world on the entirely specious grounds that the more experimenters excluded biases and confounders, the more the effect vanished.
There is, of course, a Hollywood version. The Men Who Stare at Goats, starring Kevin Spacey, George Clooney, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Bridges, is a mildly amusing 2009 take on the purported paranormal program based loosely on events and military projects mentioned in the 2004 book of the same name.