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John Oliver explains why 911 is in desperate need of saving

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Between poor location technology, butt dials and people treating it like their own personal IT guy, 911 has turned into a bit of a joke.

John Oliver explained on Last Week Tonight why the emergency dispatch is in need of some overhaul.

“Even the Dominoes app can tell where you are and they’ve barely mastered the technology to make a palatable pizza,” he said.

The problem, according to Oliver, is that the vital service can’t seem to get any attention from the government without some explicit, perfectly avoidable disaster. According to the segment, even “six years from now, 911 could still be unable to find one out of ever five emergency callers.” Read more…

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