OUT NOW: “Transhumanist Eschatologies”

Contribution to the exhibition catalogue of the ZKM exhibition Critical Zones, edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel.

It is precisely these contradictions, between techno-economic progressionism and ideological regression, that make transhumanism the perfect example of the sort of accelerant forces that look to technology and capital for a way to escape the limits of our bodies and our planet, not to mention evading responsibility of any kind whatsoever. Bruno Latour has designated adherents of ideas like these the inhabitants of “planet EXIT.” (Excerpt)

Daniel Irrgang, “Transhumanist Eschatologies,” in: Critical Zones. The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth, ed. by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020), pp. 288–291.