Definition of extropy in English:



  • [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’’
    • ‘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.’


1980s: from ex- ‘out’ + a shortened form of entropy.