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Being ADHD in Today’s World …and BEYOND!!

The Future of ADHD:

from dealing with a deficit to having an advantage.

What it means to have a deficit

a lack or shortage.

a deficiency.

a disadvantage.

an impairment.

a handicap.

A friend of mine on Google+, Peggy Dulane, is an expert on ADHD. Having quite a bit of ADHD myself, I love hearing her advice and reading her articles about the topic.

Today was different…

She did not share content about ADHD.

She did not write an article about ADHD.

She simply asked a question…


“Does anyone out there have questions or need advice for dealing with ADHD?”

(especially if you are still attending high school or college)


Side Ramble:

Being an adult with ADHD is extremely difficult.

It impacts every aspect of life.

ADHD can and will dramatically affect friendships, relationships, and your job (typically in a negative way).

This question captured my attention

My attention completely sparked (at least for that instant) resulted in intense brainstorming and analysis of ADHD.

I looked at how the situation was before, how it is now, and took into account how society continues to evolve with new technology, culture, and behavior.

Current Methods for Dealing with ADHD

The saviors of tomorrow!

It’s very difficult to change the nature, habits, or behavior of an individual with ADHD, however there are a variety of options available, each with a different amount of success, depending on the individual.

There is medication.



There are scientists actively researching the topic.

Our mind is different.
research ALL the neuroscience!!!


Organizations, specialists, and life coaches.

They help you to improve yourself and to adapt to normal society and be successful.


ADHD Aware
Are you serious?!?
It’s not like we rode the “short bus” to school!

A cure for my ADHD…

Fantastic! Wowzers! A Miracle!



At the same time, why should I change who I am?

To conform and be accepted by today’s expectation of a correct worker?

To appear as an upstanding citizen?

To fit in socially?

To have a massive following of people that worship me?

ADHD in the Future

Society is evolving favorably for ADHD types.

We have technology that simplifies our workflow, and is complimentary to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ADHD.

We have more innovative workplace cultures, allowing us to play around on games, listen to music, all while we’re getting the job done.

It’s much easier to have a short attention span in a world where almost anything we want is available immediately. This is creating a new breed of ADHD based types:


Since we have racing thoughts and short attention spans, today’s technology allows us to self-teach about pretty much any topic imaginable.

Sure, my short attention span means I’ll never be the “mega-expert” in any field, but my unbelievable amount of broad knowledge, make me a force to be reckoned with.

We are adaptive.

We like going from one thing to the next quickly.

This makes us the masters of this next era.

ADHD is no longer a deficit, it’s an advantage.


What in the World is The Backwards Time Machine?

We’re not looking to travel back to 1985 here, folks. We’re not going to see ourselves being born.

The Backwards Time Machine is based on the concept of “future problem solving.”

– Looking at past trends

– Looking at current trends

– Using this information to make educated predictions about what will happen next. 2 years from now, 5 years from now, 10/20 years out.

– Developing a big picture view of what the future has in store for society.

– Based on this vision, brainstorming the main problems that will pop up as a result of the new technology and societal trends.

– Narrowing it down to the most likely problems.

– Based on these problems, brainstorming solutions that prevent or minimize the damage.

– Narrowing the solutions down to most likely to solve the problem.

– Making plans several years in advance to actively introduce the future trends into society in the best possible way

The Way the World Works Now

– We do aggressively look for ways to innovate and come up with the next big thing, with no idea what the effects will be.

– We roll out new tech and ideas ASAP.

– We then use metrics and current observations to discover the complaints.

– We retroactively try to fix and solve them.

This is precisely why technology as an industry is seen as gadgets and fun. There is a large portion of society that sees technology as causing problems and creating more chaos and less humanity. They are correct, but it’s not technology’s fault, it’s a result of not thinking ahead.

Corporations play a large part of the problem, due to the way they operate. The main objective is how much money can be made next quarter. They don’t invest resources to do Future Problem Solving.


None of the technological concepts that will roll out in the next ten years were not predicted 10 years ago. I’d say MIT invented about every major tech invention dreamt up 30 years ago.

The ideal is to know what’s coming next, develop it first, but also have a full understanding of the residual effects. It is extremely possible to prevent the problems before they arise, it just needs to be done.

Technology holds the key to solving problems never before thought solvable. However, it requires foresight and using imagination many years in advance.

We have the potential to take back control of tech, not adjusting to it. We can prevent global conflict, and make our lives more enjoyable and productive.

So, that’s what the Backwards Time Machine is. It’s not looking at a quote from Einstein and saying, “man, he nailed it years ahead of his time. It’s about us getting it right the first time.