In this paper, the authors present the evolution of multimedia technologies in the society. The evolution started from the invention of a printing press in 1450 and today is at a stage of interactive multimedia systems. Now-a-days, computers have capabilities to perform countless number of computations accurately with superiority results; hence there is volatile growth of multimedia computing operations, communications and applications during last decades. Multimedia technologies are enthralling complex challenges but also imparting interesting areas with software and hardware by emerging at expeditious swiftness. This paper presents the evolution of multimedia from the beginning, its present state and how it can be used in future for the betterment of society.