Sorry re awful spelling in last post, I sometimes have to fight my 5 yr old for the tablet. I think any measures will be subtle and gradual, they know there is dissent and many hang in by a thread. Cart witnessing and internet are in many ways genius, you don't have to bother training the masses to deal with logical opposition just teach them to stick their fingers in their ears lalala. It also appeals to the older people who make up most of their numbers now. Too ill to go to a meeting? Too infirm to drive at night ? No issue just listen in and we can still count you as there. Mobility to bad to walk up stairs, lack confidence to talk to people, no problem sit by a cart with your mates and drink coffee. My folks love the changes.
One thing they haven't factored in was if you discourage people from doing a real job and from attending the contributions will go down _ its easier to stick change in a box than make a larger donation online. They will also find fewer and less valuable legacies which they depend on. Inccidently they talked my parents into gift aiding some of their legacy telling them the other beneficiaries would be better off, we won't be its done us out of about £10k so watch this scam too.
My other thought was that a new rule that divorcing your non JW spouse becoming an acceptable reason for divorce could also see that happening