That, he said, will ultimately lead to a world where the real and the digital are merged seamlessly.
“We will turn a dial and get reality and turn it the other way and get virtual reality.”
In his demonstration at TED he showed delegates an other-worldly garden and digital rain before “teleporting” Mr Morris, who appeared to be standing on Mars.
“I’m in three places. I’m in a room across the street, I’m on the TED stage and I am also on Mars,” said Mr Morris.
Critics have questioned whether HoloLens will be something that consumers will be prepared to pay for.
“I think we’re a good few years away from a compelling consumer AR smart glasses solution which has the desirable content and is cheap enough to drive a broader interest in the technology,” said Piers Harding-Rolls, an analyst at research firm IHS.
“I see consumer AR as more embryonic than VR and still very much at an experimental stage,” he added.
Most activity in AR at the moment is “business-focused using smart glasses for commercial applications,” he added.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been constant themes at this year’s TED with a VR theme park being demonstrated, alongside another AR headset from Meta.
Virtual reality film-maker Chris Milk used his TED talk to conduct the world’s biggest simultaneous VR experience.