Dormant was indeed the wrong word lol. I was more referring to the actual Full Self Driving feature being inactive, but ready to go once the owner decided to cough up the $10k or whatever it'll cost further down the line. Good to know that you still get the extra visualizations even without the FSD features being active!
Furthermore the HW3 computer should bring all current and future perception and pathing improvements to the EAP feature suite going forward even if it doesn’t provide FSD functionality. The visualizations are just icing on the cake.