Definition of extropy in English:

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extropy

Pronunciation: /ˈɛkstrəpi/

noun

[mass noun]
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’
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

extropian

adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Another definition is used by extropians, who say it denotes ‘the singular time when technological development will be at its fastest.’
  • The extropians, transhumanists and futurists have joined the fray and they are being aided by the likes of the Institute for Accelerating Change in Los Angeles.
  • I've been browsing transhumanist and extropian websites a bit today, mainly inspired by reading Warren Ellis columns, as these seem to be things Warren Ellis likes a lot.

Origin

1980s: from ex-1 'out' + a shortened form of entropy.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ex|tropy

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