Hyperbole? No. This is how the human race is going to end.
MIT have been working on their 'cheetah' robot for a few years now, and after getting its speed up and removing the need for a harness, they've managed to get the thing to jump over obstacles. So basically, there's now nowhere to hide from it, unless you're really good at climbing but they're probably working on that already.
In short, we're f*cked.