Humans think in series of instructions - the machine equivalent of this is the program. We think building programs that can build other programs is the first step to create machines that can learn, think and act like a human can.
What happens when anyone with an idea can hire a fleet of machines which can program themselves to do any task? How much new music, art, writing, science and enterprise sees the light of day - every day?
There is a gilded age of ideas on the other side, of a kind we've never seen before.