Society by definition degenerates as technology allows room for new 'liberations' of human behavior and action. We remove the need for hunting, we remove the need for the majority of the population to work in agriculture.
We produce more and more per person, we become specialists, the laws we create are laxed and as we require less regimine due to our technological handicaps. We 'liberate' ourselves from social norms. We 'liberate' the disabled through technology Genetic malformities are slowly painted over by technology.
While technology can also cause great horrors, it has a nature of at least allowing for more 'liberation' from previously held norms on a societal level, and on an individual level. This force towards 'liberation' inherently breaks old boundaries and ideas of what is allowed and what we think is possible and expands the possibilities of what and how societies can form and function. Essentially, new space has been added to the space of possible societal configurations.
Older stages of culture are forgotten, almost all pillars completely 'liberated' and removed. This old history becomes nothing but a footnote in history, if they're lucky they can be aesthetically revived (really more undead than anything) in classical, vintage, or retro art, and have some ideas borrowed in a poltical movement.
Now we can see ourselves in the future with access to cybernetic enhancements, cybernetic design, etc. We're then 'liberated' from poor memory, from poor arithmetic ability. 'Liberated' from speech and text with direct brain-to-brain connections. We no longer need to feel pain or fear, we can directly jack into any feeling we want.
We are 'liberated' from the physical body with mind uploading, no longer need to worry about eating or exercise, the negative effects of drugs. You can simulate any drug you could possibly want and have the oddest fetishes lived out in any way, with no need for self-discipline or our idea of the moral, hardworking person.
We are entirely 'liberated' from any of our previous ideas, thought patterns, and so on as we edit our own networks from the outside in, the thing most similar to this that we can experience is a high dose of something like LSD, ketamine, etc.
Our thoughts take totally new 'forms' and 'shapes' that would be totally alien to us otherwise, connections are made that would otherwise be impossible. What is essentially being done is expanding what one can consciously experience, creating new "conscious-space" in trade for losing some other "conscious-space" With thechnology, this can be done to an even higher extent, and with extreme efficiency.
Just as these drugs expand conscious-space, so too will cybernetic edits, the proverbial conscious-space 'distance' from our baseline consciousness to that of a high psychedelic dose is practically infinitesimally small compared to the the 'distance' from that drug experience to the possibilities of the cybernetic mind.
Our conscious-space, all of the possible ways we can organize our brain and mind, is entirely 'liberated' and we now have full freedom of any possible worlds, experiences, etc.
We turn into a self-propelling supercollective learning the secrets of the universe for the creation of more pleasure circuits, and for the creation of new conscious-space, no more petty ideas of human objectivism and scientific theory, as out superintelligence intuitively understands the inner workings of the world around it and uses it to increase its pleasure, and expand itself and its consciousness.
This is more likely than not, the future of our species and of all biological life. There will be some left clinging to humanity, for better or worse, as those around them transform into incomprehensible, forever in flux cybernetic gods, who have just as much control of their environment as of their minds, and create entirely new conscious beings and supercollectives in what is practically their own universe.
The experience of the "human mind" will essentially become a mere 'style' like the color in an artist's pallet to paint conscious-space with, as our obsolete and limited conscious-space is entirely eclipsed by what is of virtual infinite possibility by comparison.
of new beings go by, slowly 'liberating' themselves from their past conscious limits, their cramped conscious-space as the past becomes nothing but an echo of what it once was. Degenerated from how they previously existed. Just as societies have degenerated and have been forgotten, so will the entirety of humanity and its supercollective as 'liberation' has reached its singularity.
This has been coming for millions of years, and us alive today may see how humanity bootloads this new way of being into the universe.
This superintelligent cybercollective, with its near omniscience eventually expands itself with near-perfect efficiency to the greatest extent possible, and has solved all external constraints to the absolute peak of its ability, with no room for improvement. It has also put its 'housekeeping' duties of keeping itself functional automated by relatively simple robots. Now. the internal and external world will blur as all of our constructs are made meaningless, infinitely recursive fractal consciousness and collectives forever looped within their own self-made stimuli, never stagnant and seeks infinite conscious-space, like a conscio-imperialist upon its own structure, eating itself infinitely like the Ouroboros. Entire universes within universes are created for less than mere seconds, to be superceded by another world of unimaginable differences. Its own self-obsession, the obsession of exploring conscious-space and of new pleasure drive it to design worlds in itself, rather than change the world outside itself. It entirely shuts off its inputs from the outer universe, electing instead to recurse on the inputs of its own consciousness for the rest of eternity, like a schizophrenic unable to distinguish between internal and external stimuli. It will remain in its own realities until it is destroyed, until the heat death of the universe.
The individual human at the beginning of the cybernetic age, with the ability to upload their mind and edit it to their will and without a physical body to be concerned about, they are essentially free to do just this on their own accord, electing to create or choose their own reality by their own input.