I am open minded but I think cold reading would be as accurate.
what do you think?
You're assuming that cold reading and true psychic interpretation are the same thing.... True, many cold-readers pass themselves off as psychics.
Even more, still are truly gifted, but use cold-reading in tandem with other tricks (such as info plants) as well as psychic interpretation (John
Edwards is a prime example)... However, there are also genuine psychics out there as well.
From those I've met, and my own experiences...proximity does matter. The reason, is that you need to see and feel the subjects aura (whether you
believe in it or not...doesn't change that it's there)...and also use empathic ability to sense what the other person is subconsciously telling you.
This can't be done arbitrarily over the net.
You can try the experiment, but I can already predict (pardon the pun) the results. The cold reading will likely have a pretty good hit rate (which
may even appear amazing...), but a true reading, in the presence of a true psychic, will have an even better hit rate....