The definition of the cuil doesn't fit the example. I mean, I love the example and what was done with it, it's artistic gold and one can mentally slip inside the imagery like into a weird dream. But the fundamentalist-style text interpreter in me looks at what the given definition actually says:
"One level of abstraction away from the reality of a situation."
What would that actually mean? I understand 'to abstract' as the act of generalizing to a simpler more fundamental thing. The given hamburger example doesn't simplify but complicate and make everything more surreal.
Wikipedia defines 'abstraction' as
"… a conceptual process by which ** general rules and concepts are derived** from the usage and classification of specific examples, literal ("real" or "concrete") signifiers, first principles, or other methods."
So basically no abstractions means reality… and the further the abstraction goes the more we have to find general rules and concepts with which we would express the situation. With each step we should get rid of detail and focus on the underlying concepts. So it depends on which general rules we choose in order to abstract. —> We can be creative and should end up with different results, I encourage you to try yourself!
So I'll try actually following the definition:
(speech is already an abstraction of a high degree, so it's more than zero cuil)
0 cuil: (the real situation. This text-format is unable to show it, a human brain is only partly able to understand it)
1 cuil: (my conscious perception of the situation. Again the text-format is inadequate. What happens is that you ask me for a hamburger in a park. I see the whole environment: the trees with their lush green leaves rattling around in a slight breeze, slightly yellow dry dirt making up the way we are standing on with a park bench next to us, you are standing in front of me with your hippie clothes on, a barking dog on the lawn playing with its owner, the smell of the freshly cut green grass together with the summer sunlight makes me feel whole and content. I fell the warmth of the freshly made hamburgers in the plastic bag that I am holding. I the gravity pulls them down and I counteract that force with my fingers and I feel it. I can hear and understand your question: "Ey dude… groovy, man. Can I have a hamburger, too? We're all human we should all share, I love you, man. Peace.")
2 cuil: (my imagination of the situation. Still no chance for the text-format. I imagine all of the things I described at 1 cuil.)
3 cuil: (a video of the situation.)
4 cuil: (I describe the situation with audible words, with facial expressions and gestures and with a meaningful tone in my voice.)
5 cuil: (The text description I gave at 1 cuil. I don't need to copy it…)
6 cuil: "You ask me for a hamburger."
7 cuil: Someone is being asked for something to eat.
8 cuil: A mammal communicates with another mammal.
9 cuil: Biological life is ongoing.
10 cuil: Physical laws are ongoing.
11 cuil: existence