Jiva Technology

Welcome to Jiva.  We build social web applications and have a passion for great engineering – Find out more and meet the team

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We are a talented Ruby on Rails development team with extensive experience building beautiful XMPP based real time web applications. So if you think you have an interesting project that we might be able to help with please get in touch.

The Dunning-Kruger effect

The Dunning-Kruger cognitive bias suggests that if you have expertise or competence in a subject, you’re more likely to play down your capabilities than boast of your brilliance. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. Low ability individuals massively over estimate their abilities in areas they know nothing about. We’ve all come up against this in real life, whether around the dinner table or when people in public life make bold statements about what is essentially unknowable i.e the future.

It feels to me that we all need to be on the look out for the impact of this simple cognitive bias. We live in a world where experts are ‘discredited’ and the ‘man in the street’ knows best. Dunning-Kruger suggests otherwise.

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