Social Node: A micro-economy of brains organized by advanced social software networked in a single place (virtual, Physical or conglomerate), playing by the same game rules with a collective goal in mind. Social nodes are seen as a natural outgrowth of natural human economic systems catalyzed by rapidly advancing technology, information and knowledge. Individuals typically belong to many social nodes, though some impose more or less serious restrictions on the behavior and networking of their constituents. As the pace of change accelerated, the world grew flat, America relinquished sovereignty, and people across the globe collectively climbed the hierarchy of needs, Nodes gradually emerged and then exploded. An outgrowth of previously informal, non-cognizant, or semi-cognizant affiliation pockets, people grew more deliberate about the their Nodes as they were quantified.