The term extropy
, coined by Tom Bell (T.O. Morrow) and defined by Max More
in January 1988, as "the extent of a living or organizational system's intelligence
, functional order, vitality, energy
, and capacity and drive for improvement and growth." Extropy
expresses a metaphor
, rather than serving as a technical term, and so is not simply the opposite of entropy
, although it is also considered the appropriate antonym. The philosophy of Extropy, written by Max More
, is the original philosophy of transhumanism
In the philosophy of digital probabilistic physics, the extropy of a physical system is defined to be the self-information of the markov chain probability of the physical system at a moment in time. This was to distinguish the probability of the markov state of the physical system from the probability defined by entropy which creates ensembles of equivalent microstates.
- Extropic — Actions, qualities, or outcomes that embody or further extropy.