What a Fascinating Modern Age We Live In...

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It seems like a going a few steps backwards, requiring a lot of manpower which is the most expensive component these days. And it will have to be SAILED, not just driven like a powered ship. There have been experiments with rigid sails of some kind for more than 100 years, from the Flettner rotor ship
to this random modern proposal:
All of these have been unsuccessful due to cheap fuel, a lack of will to minimize ecological damage and the need to learn a new set of skills to use them effectively.
 
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Also, manpower may be expensive but finding things for people to do when robots have replaced them is going to be an issue. Bill an around the world trip on a modern tall ship and you'd get a lot of people signing up!
 
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