Meditation: On the Purpose of Consciousness

If in our life we are meant to experience life, learn from it and pass on what we learn; what is the end to which we arrive in this infinite loop?
What are we ultimately striving to learn? To build? What foundation are we forming that future generations may complete our work? Is it all in an effort to travel as far as we can and collectively interact with as much of the universe as possible? What does that lead to once we have collectively crossed all space-time? Is it as simple as our construction of a new synthetic universe within our own collective consciousness with riddles for embedded worlds, such as this, cascading up and down forever in an attempt to continue the loop? Is it just turtles on the backs of turtles all the way down?
I welcome your thoughts.