Today, the X-ray has helped to created entire specialized fields within the medical industry. Almost everyone has been touched by the X-ray in some way .X-ray manufacturing companies looked for ways to dominate the crowded and competitive market. The X-ray not only touched the physical world, but created new genres in the arts.
Literary science fiction developed out of the new emerging technology, with many titles centering around the concept of X-rays and invisibility. X-rays also have an impact on the military, the X-ray was used in other defense-related sciences such as radar, submarine detection and the development of nuclear weapons.