I won't say you're completely wrong, but I believe you would agree that Free Software has precipitated some of these advances. I believe it is important enough to be cherished and protected, however intact the movement is decades from now, to me it is important that it simply exist. Future generations should understand Free Software, agree or disagree, in order to think clearly about the ways they interact and live their lives. If Freedom is not something you cherish, then sure give it up, but do so knowingly and move on. However I respect and realize the contribution of those who chose to help spread Freedom because the benefits they have provided to society are valuable.