Looks like we don't even agree on the definition of trade, so arguing it is pointless.
Also, how do you expect to get to a state where humans are free from work without setting up some sort of commune for that technology, given that not every person on the planet will have contributed to those advances?
I supply a roof over their head but I don't ask that they pay for that, where is the trade in that?
Well, we can certainly disagree. Exchanging of goods or services is trade in economics. But the behavior of trade exists not just in economics. How else do you call other kinds of exchange? And do I even have to start about altruism, charity and selflessness?
Even married couples exchange services. I do the cooking, Dave does the washing up. It's a partnership. Is that not "trade" of a sort?Trading is the act of exchanging goods or services.
And there are other family/domestic situations which occur, otherwise you wouldn't get the "trophy wife" phenomenon. The woman didn't choose the hunkiest male most able to physically bring home the bacon to mate with. She chose the guy with plenty of dosh so she could have more new pairs of shoes. That's trade, no?
Exactly. If that's not "trade" you can call it what you want but that's the fundamental human behavior I call trade. The exchange of goods and services derives from it.