Society based entirely upon individual autonomy; no overarching social structures with any coercive power. "I'm not telling you anything, man!"
The society is undergoing no notable changes at the moment. Ex.: You've got me…
Force screens, tractor beams, fast FTL radio, "living machines", genetic alteration of adult minds, sensa-skin; similar to David Brin's Uplift series, or alternatively, the Transmetropolitan comic series
Galactic (TL 11)
Devices can be built with abilities far beyond that achievable by prevailing technology.
Weird Science / Gadgetry
Turning a fast buck, trade, administration
Larger-than-life characters facing epic challenges
Sin-tainted characters in a decadent and decaying world
There are many gods
Prayers by the faithful laity can have a number of set effects, a la Clerical magic in Dugeons and Dragons.
"The gods" may directly interfere in the mortal world when requested.
And: Divine Intervention