BBC is working on technology that will allow viewers to select channel just by concentratin

Picture the scene, you’re sitting through a boring film, when all of a sudden the TV switches to the football simply through the power of your mind.

It might sound far-fetched, but mind control television could soon become a reality – as the BBC revealed yesterday it is working on technology that could one day replace the remote.

In tests of a prototype, users were able to operate a headset that allowed them to navigate through BBC iPlayer and select what they wanted to watch by concentrating or meditating.