Quantum computers, and “quantum information technology” are an accepted scientific reality today, yet they are founded upon the assertions put forth by CERN physicist John Bell, who published his theorem in 1964. “Bell’s Theorem”, as it is referred to, is today the most cited paper in quantum mechanics, yet for many years it languished in obscurity, ignored by mainstream science. However, it’s metaphysical and mystical connections were not lost on one under-employed group of physicists in the Bay Area who were already quite steeped in occultism, psi-research, and New Age spirituality…
David Keiser, in his book “How the Hippies Saved Physics” argues that is was indeed this fringe group of “quantum mystics” who lobbied the rest of the rest of academia, and the public at large, to push for the acceptance of concepts such as quantum entanglement, super-position, etc. (which are now allegedly the basis for how quantum computers function)
Books like “The Tao of Physics”, a best-seller, were directly spawned from the work of the Fundamental Fysics group.
A quote from the book reads: “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter. As in Hindu mythology, it is a continual dance of creation and destruction involving the whole cosmos; the basis of all existence and of all natural phenomena. Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The bubble-chamber photographs of interacting particles, which bear testimony to the continual rhythm of creation and destruction in the universe, are visual images of the dance of Shiva equalling those of the Indian artists in beauty and profound significance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art, and modern physics. It is indeed, as Coomaraswamy has said, ‘poetry, but none the less science’.”
“How the Hippies Saved Physics” (full lecture by David Keiser) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lpf15w6voc
“Bell’s Theorem still Tolls” http://live.iop-pp01.agh.sleek.net/2014/10/27/bells-theorem-still-tolls/