Exits to the Posthuman Future by University of Victoria published on 2016-04-08T01:20:25Z Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, October 26, 2011 If everything today is marked by panic control—over-coded, over-normalized, over-secured, over-mediated, over-measured-- this is probably because the reality-principle has been shaken to its core by a fundamental technological wobble. More than ever, the future appears in purely astronomical form as a fatal precession of things where all the traditional polarities of society and culture suddenly reverse, with the result that events are understandable today only by an imaginary of mirror images. Now that life has become a series of complex but no less seductive exits to the posthuman future, only that which is confidently offlabel—fractured, incommensurable, bifurcated, unreconciled—can provide a way to ride the violent shockwaves accompanying the precession of society. Offlabel, therefore, as the name given to a form of posthuman imagination that fully reveals the hauntologies, disavowals, and silences of the technological dynamo that has crashed the game(s) of reality. Arthur and Marilouise Kroker are writers and lecturers in the areas of technology and contemporary culture. Together they edit the electronic journal CTheory. Arthur Kroker is Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at UVic. Marilouise Kroker is Senior Research Scholar also at UVic.