@Rodel and I are one turn from finishing the 4th cycle. I have a slight advantage but he can definitely still win if he plays it right.
Rodel: 62 stars, 47 economy, 68 industry, 11 science, 1063 ships (Not counting any eco he bought before cycle
Hero: 64 stars, 67 economy, 79 industry, 18 science, 1177 ships
He went for high industry early in the game, while I had huge buys in economy and science. He has more ships than me up til very recently, but my long term strategy is proving effective now.
As for tech I am 2 hours from finishing mfg 4 while he is at mfg 2. He has terra 3 while I have 2. I have scan 2 while he has scan 1. He has exp 2 while I have 1. Everything else is even.