During CONVERGENCE the NODES of the TORUS come back together into one space. New NODES are announced, and completed NODES are officially disbanded. Each NODE has a chance to report what the TORUS needs to know about the NODE'S activities. If a decision has been made at a NODE, the decision applies to the whole TORUS. Therefore each decision is checked for ratification by measuring the RESISTANCE to the decision from everyone in the CONVERGENCE.