Canada's Prime Minister gets up close and personal with Microsoft HoloLens

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got a chance to try out the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset today during his appearance at the company's Vancouver engineering center.

Microsoft's blog post about the opening of its new offices in the city included an image of Trudeau wearing the HoloLens headet. There's no word on what apps he got to use during his demo.

As previously reported, Microsoft's new facility in Vancouver includes over 500 employees who are working on HoloLens, Xbox One games and more products. In a statement, Trudeau said:

Microsoft is showing that it recognizes the country's tremendous potential to be a world leader in the innovation sector. It will provide new opportunities for Canada's young people, and our highly educated workforce as a whole, to shape the future."

John Callaham