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Microsoft Exec Reveals 'Wow' Technology

Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois didn't hesitate when asked what new technology makes him say, "Wow."

"We presented something very cool. It's called HoloLens," he told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday. "This is the very first holographic computer, which enables you to be in this place ... and have this wearable which is not just a pair of glasses. It actually provides you access to mixed reality," Courtois said.

Mixed reality, he added, is "a way you can actually interact with 3-D holograms."

HoloLens wearers will be able to use the device for everything from trying on clothing to exploring other planets, according to Microsoft. Through a partnership with NASA, the company said, HoloLens will let you virtually travel to Mars.

The HoloLens is "going to have a huge impact because developers are going to build a lot of new applications enabling people to do great stuff together," Courtois predicted.

Below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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