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Using Common Resources

Although personal B-ROM (which is for self), and CB-ROMs (which are for others), are stored in different locations, as a large amount of interactions are processed in a similar way by all people, in order to optimize operations, common resources are used by VP to process first stages (more under title Two Stage Process) of similar interactions. A simple example of this is when you walk, you move one foot forward and then the other, which is also what others do. In such case, the personal B-ROM and CB-ROMs stored in your brain use the same resources for the first stage of the process of walking.

The above is the reason why brain scans reveal that certain common areas of brain light up when a person is, e.g., playing tennis (which involves first and second stages) and when he sees someone playing tennis (which is limited to first stage of action, without going to the second stage).

VP using common resources this way for self (personal B-ROM) and others (CB-ROMs) is what makes it natural for us to say, "if I were you, I would not have done that". In the language of DOS, it is the same as VP saying, "Based on my personal B-ROM, I would not have done that".

It is only when the experience processing of a person is different, e.g. when imagining the subjective experiences of a blind person, that new resources are used for his CB-ROM.

Sharing resources this way is one of the main reasons evolution has selected the system of CB-ROMs, which offers optimized social interactions with minimum amount of resources.

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