Since human nature is basically the same since the time of the Pharaohs, I doubt societies can be substantially transformed. In the grand scheme of things, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Change the government focus from the military towards research and education.
We're embarking on an epoch of self-sufficiency where we will rely more on robots and machines to do the menial tasks that nobody wants to do while allowing us to pursue our ambitions. Forget about social reforms and politics, by the next decade, we could possibly regenerate every part of the body (except maybe the brain) and have nano-machines inside of us getting rid of rubbish.