Here’s an intrguing little nugget of information that I came across while reading Dean Radin’s summary of Extrasensory research (“Entangled Minds”).
Apparently Sony set up a lab with four staff to investigate whether ESP was real or not. The ESPER lab, as it was known, was shut down after 7 years of investigation, concluding: “We found out experimentally that yes, ESP exists, but that any practical application of this knowledge is not likely in the foreseeable future”. In other words, they claim to prove it’s real but can’t find a way to sell it to consumers.
The second part of their statement certainly has the ring of capitalist truth about it which makes me inclined to believe the first part – that they did believe they had found evidence for ESP.