PSI includes extrasensory perception and psychokinesis
Both extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis are included in PSI powers. ESP is receiving information through the mind with psychic gifts such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, or telepathy that psychics online use when they provide readings and advice to their clients. Some people think of ESP as their sixth sense. Psychokinesis, on the other hand, is using the mind to levitate or teleport oneself, or to move objects.
PSI powers are often used in paranormal or science fiction writing
Some of the most interesting capabilities of characters in science fiction stories, or in video games possess PSI powers. One popular movie series that most people are familiar with is Star Wars. The Jedi characters use telekinesis and precognition throughout the movies, and their psychic power is called the Force. Jedi knights use the Force to protect the Galactic Republic from the evil Sith, or the dark side of the Force. A TV series that played in the 1990's was entitled Babylon 5. It featured humans with telepathic abilities who worked for the Psi Corps.
Many sci fi novels and stories feature PSI abilities in characters
Robert A. Heinlein write the novel Stranger in a Strange Land that features humans who use PSI to learn how Martians think and to learn their language. H. P. Lovecraft created characters with psionic abilities in his stories that could use telepathy to cause enemies to become mad. Other authors have created characters who use telekinesis, mind control, and precognition to protect themselves and to control their enemies. Author E. E. Smith wrote a series of books ad stories that featured characters with strong telepathic abilities.
PSI in games
PSI is also used in a variety of video games, board games, and in role-playing games. One video game that features the ability to control the industrial TEC, the psychic Advent, or the alien Vasari is Sins of a Solar Empire. The Advent is a race with cybernetic induced psionic abilities. When they put the power of their minds together, they have power that is devastating. Two other video games featuring PSI are Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons allows players to bring PSI abilities into the game instead of using the currently present magic system. Characters in these games often have some of the same psychic gifts as those who provide professional psychic readings online.