Derren Brown has a series of popular shows running in the UK at the moment called The Events. This week's episode purported to show him predicting the national lottery numbers live on television; he employs suggestion, mentalism, psychology and trickery in his work and in this instance it was mostly camera trickery.
Next week's looks interesting, he claims he will use the power of suggestion to prevent people from being able to get out of their seats at home.
The good thing about Derren Brown is that he never claims to be psychic or have special powers; his act often reveals how so called spiritualists were able to give the impression of special powers when all that was involved was illusion.
The best part is that he is bringing into the public domain information about the power of mind control. It may be entertainment but I really love the fact that this stuff is out there and make dubs so uncomfortable.