If, as one hypothesis suggests, the water is being created by a process of solar wind striking the Lunar soil, thereby creating water and hydroxyl molecules, it stands to reason that we might be able to duplicate this process artificially and manufacture water in space. Think of that, using Lunar soil to make water. No longer would we have to worry about the ever present "water question" when it comes to traveling off Earth. Of course, there needs to be significant return on the production of water for it to be feasible. If one can only create 32 oz of water from a ton of soil, then it's problematic, unless we acquire and siphon that water constantly throughout the day, yielding more than just 32 oz.
Another interesting statement is that this unique and startling process might likely occur on other similar bodies in our solar system, like Mercury and asteroids. I am very interested in the asteroid idea, because at that distance, I would assume the water remains longer and could be more "thick" than on the Moon. Asteroids might provide us with something even more interesting than just their materials for mining and use. If asteroids in the belt harbor decent amounts of water, and generate it in the same manner as the Moon does, we might be able to locate serious base platforms on asteroids that are hydro-self-sustaining. All we'd have to ship would be a lot of chickens, cows and vegetables. :)
With all due seriousness, this is an amazing discovery, and hopefully will light a fire under certain important and influential people to press that we need to get humans on the Moon ASAP to conduct extensive research and analysis of this new discovery. Robots and probes are nice for finding things like this out, but boots on the ground will deliver the details in a much faster way, and the entire world would be watching. Given everything that's going on in the world right now, a nice global mission on the Moon would be a nice redirection of attention.