I don't know about self- replicating. We are building robot brains not DNA. We know that is impossible. Get over it. It will never be a viable cell.<quoted text>That's self-evident.
Work is on the way...so it is the programming.
What to give along, how self-repairing and replicating.
Most striking for me would be the idea that we would finally use these indestructible materials, instead of weakening them so consumer-products break down after 3 years.(Talk about waste)
(Another bad science fiction series comes to mind. Those guys and the cylons, looking for earth. There were some good episodes.
And The startrek movie with V...GER. Looking for the creator, the maker does not respond.)
I'm more into Transformers. But yeah I used to watch V until I realized how evil of them it to eat mice when they are useful in a lab!