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Comment author: DanielLC 29 February 2012 05:52:19AM 19 points [-]

Levels are an attribute of the map. The territory only has one level. Its only level is the most basic one.

Let's consider a fractal. The Mandelbrot set can be made by taking the union of infinitely many iterations. You could think of each additional iteration as a better map. That being said, either a point is in the Mandelbrot set or it is not. The set itself only has one level.

Comment author: [deleted] 29 February 2012 11:06:27AM *  0 points [-]

Interesting analogy!