The problem is here, that all of these things were supposed to be done in an "occult" way. People claimed to do remote viewing, telepathy, etc, even before the idea of TV existed. They never looked into radio waves as a way to transmit, and all of their claims revolved around the human mind doing the things.
Those things that were considered occult, are still considered occult. TV isn't remote viewing, it's technology that allows something similar to remote viewing.
People out there STILL claim to be able to transmit info through "energy" they focus and send through their mind. People still claim to astral project, or speak to gods, or make people do things through energy stuff. It's still "mysterious" to them.
However, it's easy to tell now that it's all placebo and woo, thankfully.