You're ready to buy tech. I'ver frequently heard 3k inf. as the threshold for tech purchases.
You need 3 million per tech buying slot per month. I would start buying immediately. If you can not afford 9 million per month for tech, stay out of an organized deal and concentrate on one or two tech farming deals per month.
"All I was trying to do was get people to want to make their own new ring of light so that it is forever a name with meaning and substance ...." - BlackDove the Beneficent