Waterwheel, Spinning jennies, Ford et al. its the future man!
I dont understand whats taking so long.
When I went to school and we did the industrial age in history it became obvious that technology develops to replace people and with a bit of luck a new technology comes along to allow the next generation of development to occur. If you look back industries such as Milling, Cloth Making, Bottling, Car manufacturing have all progressed into a robotic production line so why should it be any different for data and computing.
In each case the result has always been a room full of automated machinery being maintained by a single fellow with an oil can paid a half salary or minimum wage.
So the only question really is how come its taking so long for self healing systems. Perhaps its the sheer volume of redunancy with no new tech for the mass redundant techs to jump onto.
Whats that you say? Skynet has achieved sentience...