Thank you “Michiganders” for a chance to return and visit the Mitten State! It was nice to meet and talk with many of you about the way Information Technology is supporting the residents of Michigan. Thank you for your time and attention, and as promised, here is a PDF File of all the slides you saw this morning in the Collateral Change presentation.
Collateral Change Michigan DGS 2019
And a brief take-away thought for you if you’re one of the 70% of us in the room that would feel “Oh No!” or “Crisis” if we forgot our phone today…
That little device doesn’t deserve that much power over your mental well being. As you put in to place new ways to restore balance to your digital life, don’t forget to replace the tech time you take away with new quality time activities. Spend time connecting with your loved ones in person. Explore your community. Meet new people. Learn new things. There will be a very short sense of loss when you set down and power off the constantly connected technology (dopamine), but it will quickly be replaced with a sense of satisfaction and purpose that will not wear off anytime soon (serotonin).