The vanishing of Malaysia Airlines 370 for over 12 days is a message in itself that something should be done to prevent this protracted length of lack of contact. If technology can be implemented to increase the chances of tracking and locating an airplane that has experienced some type of trauma, then I think it should be installed. A flight data recorder, known as the black box, gives off a beacon that will ping for a month at a two-mile radius approximately if a plane goes down. In-flight streaming of information from the black box to the “cloud” should be explored. Floating beacons that are activated when an airplane crashes should be mandatory. In this day and age of sophisticated mass transit, technology should be employed to ensure safety, location and retrieval.