The 4 types of Technologies have different characteristics, summarized below. A hybrid Technology generally contains characteristics of both of its types.
• Scientific (blue) — Ore production automation, research actions, and Ore bonuses
• Economic (green) — Food production automation, Population collection, and Ore collection
• Military (red) — Shipbuilding, movements, and upgrades
• Commercial (yellow) — Colonization actions, ship movements, and flexible actions