(written from a Production point of view)
A hyperbolic discounter, or quasi-hyperbolic discounter, was a type of person mentioned in the script of Star Trek. They were the answer to a question that could be used in the skill dome scene, but apparently was not. The question-answer pair was as such:
- Q: An excessively impatient person, who discounts future values solely because they are not in the present, is called what?
- A: A hyperbolic or quasi-hyperbolic discounter.