I have written that I believe that this country is getting dumber by the year……it brings to mind that film about what happens to the nation when idiots takeover…..Idiocracy.
Now a study is points to the possibility that the movie was prophetic….
If you’ve spent any time at all on a website like Reddit with an active community of commenters then you’ve likely seen the Dunning-Kruger Effect (DKE) in action. For anyone out there who isn’t familiar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect, it comes from Social Psychology and is a cognitive bias that states “people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability.” Examples would include a manager who is actually horrendous at leading a team thinking they’re the world’s best boss or your friend who came back from studying abroad for a semester in Barcelona speaking Spanish like a toddler and believing they’re on the verge of being fluent.
The Dunning-Kruger Effect has been identified since 1999 but a new study has shown that stupid people are even dumber than previously thought because not only are they overestimating their performance on cognitive tests their confidence is significantly higher than people who actually perform well on the tests instead of failing them like big ol’ dumb-dumbs
Results of this latest study were published in the Educational Psychology journal frontiers in Psychology under the title ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect: Intuitive Errors Predict Overconfidence on the Cognitive Reflection Test’. What they were studying was intuitive vs. non-intuitive errors contributed to people overestimating how they performed on the cognitive test. And what they found was people who performed poorly on the test but scored high in ‘intuitive thinking disposition’ grossly overestimated their performance.
An interesting study that has wide ranging implications….
Appears the Ignorati will eventually consume our society….it already has a solid foothold.
Yep…this country is being overrun with “Idiotarians”…..of course I have had thoughts on this as well…..https://lobotero.com/2018/11/05/in-the-age-of-the-idiotarian/
I weep for my granddaughter for this stupidity will effect her more than me for I am old and my days are truly numbered.
Can we find a way out of this darkness?
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
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Like you, I won’t see the full effect of this! Thank gawd!! …
“the Dunning-Kruger Effect (DKE) in action. For anyone out there who isn’t familiar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect, it comes from Social Psychology and is a cognitive bias that states “people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability.”
Thanx Hugz chuq
While the term idiot was first used by the Greek, it’s save to say that Socrates didn’t had to deal with the Dunning-Kruger Effect himself. However, Idiocracy and the approach of Claude Chabrol are infinitely more funny compared with “I know that I know nothing”.
Imho, you answered your question in the end already with “I Read, I Write, You Know”.
Thanx for the kind words….much appreciated chuq
We are still here… I think people of advanced age, as we are, have been writing/saying that we are getting dumber and lazier by the year since 1620 in America and perhaps 210 AD in Greece and Rome. So why are we still here? lol
Good question….it is a mystery…LOL chuq
I too fear for my grandchildren. There is much of this going around it would seem.
True and social media is no help correcting this trend. chuq
Indeed! Have a good Sunday……be safe chuq
With all the shop closures, and so much of life online, the lack of social interaction in society will become much more noticeable in fifty years or so. People will get their news and opinions from even more unreliable sources, and lack of interest in history and other countries will force a return to the more insualr world before WW1. Hopefully, there will still be some free thinkers, artists, and radical writers to try to offset the decline.
Best wishes, Pete.
Maybe but we are getting old and our time is passing. chuq
Oh yes, we will be long gone before the time of Idiocracy. 🙂
Free thinkers are no longer appreciated…..chuq
Agreed, Pete! 🙂 Michael
I’m afraid that all of this results from the fact that, due to an overwhelming number of awards and degrees around the world, we no longer know whether someone has actually practiced, what he had learned in theory before. We have such people in politics as “the best of the best”. 😉 Michael
And then there those that went to a prestigious uni and have the IQ of a toad….LOL chuq
Lol Exactly! Some of them are later becoming Presidency of the EU, and the USA will have the problems. 😉 xx