The Consilience Group, LLC, Mission
The Consilience Group, LLC, prepares studies, analyses, books, articles, speeches, audio-visual presentations and other products that help client organizations and the general public envision and strategize for alternative futures and create their desired futures. Most Consilience products help organizations and the general public understand the on-going technological revolution and its impacts, consider and prepare for the future of professional, amateur and recreational sports or achieve better health through physical fitness. All Consilience products are based on sound analysis of social, technological, environmental, economic and political trends and reasoned judgments about the future. Consilience also promotes the futures studies profession, primarily by assisting the World Future Society and the Association of Professional Futurists in achievement of their missions.
Consilience asks and answers the what-if questions to help you the client discover and meet future challenges. While the future is not, and can never be, fully knowable, our continual tracking of technology, sports business, physical fitness and many other trends; long-term association with futurists specializing in many fields; and understanding and use of structured methods for thinking about the future make Consilience services a valuable investment. Besides following trends, we envision alternative future scenarios, tease out the scenario implications for the client and help the client strategize appropriately. Such scenarios might include a mid-21st century in which vigorous centenarians are common in the workplace or make headlines in the sports sections of electronic news briefs, conscious robots are servants in middle class households, women's professional sports leagues attract equal public attention to men's, and the public disapproves lack of minimal physical fitness as much as it currently disapproves smoking. They could also include a 2020's decade in which alternative automobile propulsion technologies battle for market share, people choose outdoor recreation for leisure instead of attending professional sports events and the United States, while still a great power, is no longer the dominant one.