It took nearly a month to find the black boxes (which are actually orange) from the unfortunate EgyptAir Flight 804, and now that they have been found, the news is that they are damaged. The ones from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 still have not been found after more than two years. We need a better system. The system we have now was developed back in the 1940s and 50s. (See here.) We have much better technology now and don’t really need these things anymore. We could have information sent from planes immediately instead of having to wait weeks or years until the black boxes are found. We just need to agree on what should replace them.