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[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.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.