The World’s Biggest Table?

I just ran into a site called www.droppingknowledge.org which will be sponsoring a giant ’round table’ conference in Berlin in September, bringing together 112 of the “world’s biggest thinkers” to answer pressing questions facing people today. It’s a groovy site with a cool graphical sensibility, though, upon my cursory review of the site and its projects, it seems rather utopian. Like other internet initiatives, it raises the question: What will the social effects of massive connectivity and ease of information distribution be? One thing is for sure, these people think size matters. They are building the “world’s biggest table” and the site seems quite fond of elaborating just what a massive project they are putting together.