There is no such a thing as bad press. Dale is working for us, and for free. We just have to stimulate him now and then, and he will work nights to tell people about our ideas. Some of his readers won't like us, but some will.While it is certainly true for flim-flam artists and guru wannabes and sideshow impresarios that it's all about attracting as many marks to the scam as possible and so that "there is no such thing as bad publicity" -- this is farthest thing from true if you are a serious scientist or thinker or policy maker.
He is right by the way: Robot Cultists who say batshit crazy things in public places are indeed liable to attract my attention and get exposed to ridicule. To the extent that "singularitarians" and "enhancement" advocates are now seeking to sanewash their Robot Cult for corporate dollars and mainstream academic interest I'm sure that they will be very encouraged about Prisco's attitude.