A lot of this doesn't make much sense.
The pictures don't really agree with the premise either. This prion "infects" people, and then (in one case) turns their eyes in to photo-realistic arches? Maybe I'm not getting it, but this feels like a vehicle for the rest of the article, which wasn't particularly interesting, to me at least.
I didn't really get much of a connection between the parts of this. Prions don't really….do this. They cause irregular protein folding, sure, but large-scale organ re-arrangement like this breaks my suspension of disbelief pretty hard.
The last section also felt like a really obvious reference to the game Civilzation, and the whole article in general just felt…awkward.
Downvote in its current form.