Definition of extropy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈekstrəpē/ /ˈɛkstrəpi/

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  • The pseudoscientific principle that life will expand indefinitely and in an orderly, progressive way throughout the entire universe by the means of human intelligence and technology.

    ‘a subculture of technocrats thriving in the US calls the life force “extropy”’
    • ‘The Principles of Extropy first took shape in the late 1980s to outline an alternative lens through which to view the emerging and unprecedented opportunities, challenges, and dangers.’
    • ‘Extropy means designing and managing technologies not as ends in themselves but as effective means for improving life.’


1950s from ex-‘out’ + a shortened form of entropy.