Someone on Facebook is claiming to have reliable information that the GB is about to announce new light on the 144,000 -- that it's symbolic, not literal.
One person suggested that they will retain the two-class teaching and just change the meaning of 144,000. His idea was that the change would avoid three problems with the current teaching:
1. Embarrassment over more and more partakers at the Memorial when the number should be getting less and less.
2. Embarrassment over 12 symbolic 12,000s somehow equaling a literal 144,000.
3. Solving the problem of running out of "anointed" ones who are old enough to be on the GB.