On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explained why 911 emergency services are in a true state of emergency in some states, due to outdated technology and failing infrastructure. To put it in the scariest terms possible, Facebook, food delivery apps, and driving services like Uber have better technology to find your location based on a cell phone call. Besides old technology, butts and money also share much of the blame for why 911 is failing:


Calling 911 and hearing a message similar to when you're put on hold by the cable company must be infuriating. So long as you stay alive long enough to get angry.

Sources: YouTube: Last Week Tonight