Is the human race progressing? And how do we measure progression? Technology, morals, art, GDP, CO2 emission?

We say that "humans are in an eternal progression cycle since the dawn of time."

But how do we measure this progression? As there are alot of factors governing progression and not just from a mere technological perspective as I have read many times before.

Did we reach a climax of progression? where probably technology progression was offset by other types of degression in arts (music theatre), environmental impact,etc.