This is a good thread.
I see four basic flavors of hard-scifi superpowers.
>Biotech, wetware and designer organisms, DNA is our plaything
>We create fuckhuge quantities of energy (probably nuclear) so we can jet around shooting particle cannons everywhere
>Robot armies, large scale fabrication, we have drones to service the drones who repair our drones
>Information technology and post-singualrity A.I., we can do space-magic but we don't understand it, we're just doing what the machine-gods tell us to do
Information technology could go in there to, like when you have a large population that's all connected by a quantum internet you get an emergent intelligence which can be greater that the sum of its parts (plus an emergent stupidity which is much greater than the sum of its parts), but that's sort of like a different flavor of A.I. A human hivemind, perhaps.
And sometimes I like to break biotech into internal/medical (we want to be immortal superintelligent gods) vs external/industrial (we make big monsters and designer organisms). But obviously they bleed together.
Also nanobots(, son).