The Haruans developed LENR (Cold Fusion) as a power source in GY 3624. They quickly shared the technology with the other members of the Galactic Union (GU) and within the next 200 galactic years, all existing power plants and Jumpgates were retrofitted with LENR technology (the GU did not restrict access to the technology so it spread to non-member species as well).
Common weapon types are Gauss weapons, electron beam weapons, ion beam weapons, particle weapons, and plasma weapons.
Both body armor and force field technology are available.
Many species have developed cybernetic technology.
Robots are common in galactic society, from externally-controlled, single-task robots all the way to extremely versatile robots controlled by internal expert systems that are virtually autonomous. Many species augment or have completely replaced their military forces with battle-capable robots.
GalaxyNet is an interconnected grid of computers and devices that spans the settled areas of the Galaxy. Although communication lags sometimes delay information, nearly every piece of knowledge is stored in GalaxyNet (often behind heavy security). Every settled planet, colony, space station, and starship has a local network that is connected to GalaxyNet.
For some, GalaxyNet is a sea of riches waiting to be plundered via Cyberhacking. These ‘hackers can steal valuable data, control connected devices (and nearly every device is connected), and even take control of someone’s cyberware.
Equipment is purchased with money, not character points.
UniVice: a ubiquitous personal information and communication device.