CrunchGear had an unusually short and sweet caption on this photo, and I must admit, I don’t think I can improve upon it:
“Give a robot repairs, and it will operate for a day. Teach it to repair itself, and it will touch off a Robocalypse.”
The combination in machines of the dexterity for self assembly and the intelligence for self improvement will undoubtedly herald some very interesting and fast paced times. As apocalypses go, I can think of worse.